Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   127 species

Pardosa torrentum  Simon, 1876


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)

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Distribution comment: Tongiorgi (1966a): Pyrenees, but no verified record from Spain is known
Global distribution (WSC 2024): France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Georgia
 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.

Austria   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (Arnold, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Arnold K (2001) Beitrag zur Spinnenfauna (Arachnida, Araneae) des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Berichte der Botanisch-Zoologischen Gesellschaft Liechtenstein-Sargans-Werdenberg 28: 211-244 pdf

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 (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

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

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

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