Pardosa nigriceps (Thorell, 1856)

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Description of Pardosa nigriceps

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen brown with a clear light brown cardiac mark, a double row of white spots behind and light brown sides.
Carapace dark brown with a light brown median band and light brown bands along the sides.
Legs and palps brown with dark spots on the femora. Legs with long spines.

Male 4 to 6 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, the pattern on the abdomen is a little less obvious. Palps with dark tarsi.


Open fields with heather and grass.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Almost all year.