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). J Arachnol 41: 108-125

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

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 Museum Comparative Zoology 134: 275-334

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

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