Pardosa prativaga (L. Koch, 1870)

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Description of Pardosa prativaga (Meadow wolf-spider)

Physical characteristics

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.