Pardosa bifasciata (C. L. Koch, 1834)

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Description of Pardosa bifasciata

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen dark grey-brown with light grey sides and a light grey median band containing a dark outlined cardiac mark.
Carapace dark brown with a light-grey median band and a broad white band along the side in which often a thin black line is present.
Legs light grey brown. Femora along the sides with a dark longitudinal stripe.
Palps light grey-brown.

Male 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen dark grey-brown with an unclear cardiac mark and light sides.
Carapace black-brown with a very thin, light brown median band.
Legs light yellow-brown.
Palps black-brown.


Dry, warm areas with sandy soil, moors and meadows.


Occurs in almost the whole of Europe. Not common.


Spring, summer and autumn.