Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   55 species

Alopecosa alpicola  (Simon, 1876)


Prosoma brown, median band reddish and spasely covered with white hairs. Prosoma length: 4.0-5.2 mm. Sternum reddish brown. Legs yellowish, femora, patellae and tibiae darkly annulated or with dark spots. Opisthosoma reddish brown to olive brown, cardiac mark light, bordered with black, with 3-4 chevrons.


Prosoma length: 4.8-6.1 mm.

Body length female: 14.2-16.6 mm
Additional information

In the Alps, a closely related species of A. sulzeri (Pavesi 1873), hard to distinguish

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, France, Italy, Russia (Europe), China, Caucasus?, Kazakhstan?
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Spain   (Cardoso & Morano, 2010) |||

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Lugetti G, Tongiorgi P (1969) Ricerche sul genere Alopecosa Simon (Araneae-Lycosidae). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali B76: 1-100 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Wiehle H (1967) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna V. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-36 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

18-06-2020 Distribution update Detail