Lycosa praegrandis (C. L. Koch, 1836)

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Description of Lycosa praegrandis

Physical Characteristics

Female to 28 mm.
Abdomen light grey with a not very clear cardiac mark and black and white chevrons. Ventrally black with an orange hem.
Carapace dark grey with a light grey median band which is slightly wider at the front and white bands along the side. Sternum black.
Legs on top light grey, very clear black and white annulated on the bottom.
Palps light grey with dark spots.

Male to 18 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Dry, warm and rocky areas and steppes.


Occurs in the Eastern Mediterranean area and Eastern Europe.


The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.