Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   52 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

  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist (Pantini & Isaia 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus

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24-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
29-12-2014 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Image insert