Pardosa amentata (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Pardosa amentata (Spotted wolf spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 6 to 8 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a very faint cardiac mark.
Carapace dark brown with a wavy light brown median band.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male approximately 6 mm.
Abdomen black-brown with light brown hairs.
Carapace black brown with a thin light brown median band.
Legs light brown with black-brown spots on the femora.
Palps black-brown.


Damp open places and along riverbanks. Up to 2,300 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and early autumn.