Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   54 species

Alopecosa striatipes  (C. L. Koch, 1839)


Tegular apophysis of male palp with straight and parallel margins. Epigyne with 2 anterior pockets, broad and touching each other, anterior epigynal median part half as wide as posterior part. Prosoma brown, longitudinal stripes distinct, bright radial stripes. Prosoma length female: 6.0-6.3 mm, prosoma length male: 5.0-6.4 mm. Legs yellowish, laterally striped with black. Opisthosoma dark brown, ventrally black.

Body length male: 11 mm
Body length female: 13 mm
Additional information

in humid, sunny forest edges of the lowland

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Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist (Pantini & Isaia 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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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

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World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.11.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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