Pardosa nigra (C. L. Koch, 1834)

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Description of Pardosa nigra

Physical Characteristics

Female 8 to 9 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with lighter sides and lighter chevrons.
Carapace dark brown.
Legs and palps dark brown with lighter annulations.

Male 7 mm.
Abdomen black-brown with a grey median band, cardiac mark and chevrons.
Carapace black-brown.
Legs grey with darker femora.
Palps grey with black-brown tarsi.


Rough areas such as glaciers and (stone)meadows and in mountains between 2000 and 3300 m.


Occurs in Central and southern Europe.


Spring and summer.