Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   112 species

Pardosa schenkeli  Lessert, 1904


Male palp with tegular apophysis appearing as round lamella in ventral view, with robust tooth in the middle. Epigyne with 2 anterior pockets, median septum long and wavy. Vulva with at least 2 times twisted entrance duct. Prosoma dark brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Femur laterally striped with black. Opisthosoma black-brown, with white haired cardiac mark, black margined, one yellow band on each side, touching each other anterior of spinnerets.

Body length male: 4.1 mm
Body length female: 4.5 mm
Additional information

Predominantly in the mountains between 1500 and 2500 m. Rarely found.


Courtship behaviour (Chiarle et al. 2013)

Frequency: Rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, China

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