Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   56 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 2024): Spain, France, Italy, Russia (Europe), China, Caucasus?, Kazakhstan?
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| 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

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

18-06-2020 Distribution update Detail