Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Wadicosa  Zyuzin, 1985   1 species

Wadicosa fidelis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

Description
Male

Colouration variable, varying between dark brown, grey to almost black. Sternum dark. Opisthosoma with dark cardiac mark and light lateral markings; ventrally lighter.

Body length male: 5.6-6.8 mm
Female

Often lighter in colouration than males.

Body length female: 7.4 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Macaronesia, North Africa, Southern Europe, Caucasus, Middle East, Central Asia, China, Japan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia (Sumatra)
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||
References

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Hepner M, Paulus H F (2009) Contributions on the wolf spider fauna (Araneae, Lycosidae) of Gran Canaria (Spain). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 14: 339-346 pdf

Kronestedt T, Zyuzin A A (2009) Fixation of Lycosa fidelis O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872 as the type species for the genus Wadicosa Zyuzin, 1985 (Araneae: Lycosidae), with a redescripton of the species. Contributions to Natural History 12: 813-828 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Simon E (1937) Les arachnides de France 6 (5). Paris (Roret): 979-1298 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf