Pardosa tatarica (Thorell, 1875)

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Description of Pardosa tatarica

Physical Characteristics

Female 7 to 8.5 mm.
Abdomen grey with a yellowish or red cardiac mark and yellow or red chevrons behind it.
Carapace grey with a distinct wavy light brown or red median band with a dark stripe in the centre and an irregular shaped light band along the sides.
Legs and palps grey-yellowish annulated.

Male 5.5 to 6 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. The tibiae and tarsi of the palps are covered in thick black hairs.


Sandy and stony riverbanks and other little vegetated areas.


Common in the Mediterranean area.