Pardosa monticola (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Pardosa monticola

Physical Characteristics

Resembles Pardosa agrestis en Pardosa palustris.

Female 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen brown with white spotted sides and a clear light brown cardiac mark.
Carapace dark brown with a narrow white median band and two thin white stripes along both sides .
Legs and palps brown with dark brown spots. Legs with black spines.

Male 4 to 6 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but darker. Legs without dark spots, but with dark femora and coxae.


Dry and humid areas with a preference for rocky mountain slopes. Up to 2,000 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and autumn.