Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   56 species

Alopecosa striatipes  (C. L. Koch, 1839)


Tegular apophysis of male palp with straight and parallel margins. Prosoma brown, longitudinal stripes distinct, bright radial stripes. Prosoma length male: 5.0-6.4 mm. Legs yellowish, laterally striped with black. Opisthosoma dark brown, ventrally black.

Body length male: 11 mm

Epigyne with 2 anterior pockets, broad and touching each other, anterior epigynal median part half as wide as posterior part. Prosoma length female: 6.0-6.3 mm.

Body length female: 13 mm
Additional information

Only in low altitudes, max. 500 m a.s.l. Dry, sunny areas with sparse vegetation, e.g. dry and rocky grasslands.

  No data
Distribution comment: Possibly only in Europa north of the Carpathian mountains, records from the South and more eastern regions should be verified (Buchar & Thaler, 2004).
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Belgium   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002) ||| Czechia   (Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy  Removed (Pantini & Isaia, 2018) ||| Montenegro   (Naumova et al., 2019a) ||| North Macedonia   (Blagoev, 2002) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Obalı & Topçu, 2018) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

Buchar J, Thaler K (2004) Ein Artproblem bei Wolfspinnen: Zur Differenzierung und vikarianten Verbreitung von Alopecosa striatipes (C.L. Koch) und A. mariae (Dahl) (Araneae, Lycosidae). In Thaler, K. (ed.), Diversität und Biologie von Webspinnen, Skorpionen und anderen Spinnentieren. Denisia 12: 271-280 pdf

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Naumova M, Lazarov S, Deltshev C (2019a) Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 50-89 pdf

Obalı İ, Topçu A (2018) A new record and notes on wolf spiders from Cappadocia Region (Nevşehir) of Turkey (Araneae: Lycosidae). Serket 16: 7-11 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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. pdf

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 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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