Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   125 species

Pardosa saturatior  Simon, 1937


Palp male: tarsus 1.5 mm long, very dark, black haired. Epigyne with septum, 0.75 mm long. Prosoma chocolate-brown, scarcely covered with grey hairs, lateral bands broken into 3-4 spots. Legs reddish yellow, distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma grey-black with very vague pattern.

Body length male: 7-8 mm
Body length female: 7.8-9.5 mm
Additional information

In alpine area up to snow line, in stony debris, on rocks and ice, above 1400 m.


Courtship behaviour (Chiarle et al. 2013) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )


  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central Europe
 male  female

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Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Schenkel E (1925) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der schweizerschen Spinnenfauna. Rev Suisse Zool 32: 253-318

Tongiorgi P (1966a) Italian Wolf spiders of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Bulletin Museum Comparative Zoology 134: 275-334

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2