Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   47 species

Alopecosa barbipes  (Sundevall, 1833)


Prosoma brownish, median band lighter. Chelicerae greyish brown. Stenrum dark brown. Legs yellowish grey, ventral side of femora, tibiae and metatarsi I-II blackish brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum with angular transverse lines in posterior part, lighter than in females (Almquist, 2005).

Body length male: 7.5-9 mm

Prosoma dark brown, cephalic part laterally with white hairs, median band yellowish brown edged by white hairs. Chelicerae almost black, frontally covered with white hairs. Sternum dark brown to black, with lighter median stripe. Legs brown, with darker annulation. Opisthosoma: dorsum brown, with light median band and light brown cardiac mark, edged by black lines and angles, posterior half with black transverse lines, some forming angles, venter light yellowish brown (Almquist, 2005).

Body length female: 7.8-10 mm
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Distribution comment: Omitted from the Bulgarian checklist (Deltshev, pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female

Almquist S (2005) Swedish Araneae, part 1: families Atypidae to Hahniidae (Linyphiidae excluded). Insect Syst Evol, Suppl 62: 1-124

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Lecigne S (2016d) Atlas préliminaire des araignées Araneae du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais. Le Héron 48(2015): 1-236

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British Spiders 1. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion Natuur Baarn, Netherlands

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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