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Description of Pardosa prativaga (Meadow wolf-spider)
Resembles Pardosa pullata and Pardosa riparia.
Female 4 to 7.5 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a thin light cardiac mark and some lighter sides. Sometimes with two rows of white spots.
Carapace black-brown with a thin brown median band and a double brown band along the edge.
Legs and palps clear light-dark annulated.
Male 4 to 6.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Sometimes with more contrast.
Various areas, but mainly moist areas and banks.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring, summer and autumn.