Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   126 species

Pardosa torrentum  Simon, 1876

Description

Terminal apophysis of male palpal pointed and with robust tooth. Prosoma dark brown, prosoma length female: 2.6-2.8 mm, prosoma length male: 2.4-2.7 mm. Legs yellow-brown, distinctly annulated. Femur dorsally patterned with brown. Opisthosoma dark brown, with brownish, arrow-shaped spot in anterior part, anteriorly black, posteriorly yellow-red margined, spots surrounded with purple-black.

Body length female: 6.1 mm
Additional information

From lowland to mountains, in sandy localities with scarce vegetation, also in humid areas.

Video:

Courtship behaviour (Chiarle et al. 2013)

Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Georgia
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||
References

Chiarle A, Kronestedt T, Isaia M (2013) Courtship behavior in European species of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 41: 108-125 pdf

Kropf C, Hänggi A, Braunwalder M (2000) Zwei neue Spinnenarten für die Schweiz (Arachnida, Araneae). Jahrbuch des Naturhistorischen Museums Bern 13: 21-26 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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