Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   126 species

Pardosa caucasica  Ovtsharenko, 1979

Description
Male

Male palp with broad and robust tegular apophysis; its distal branch twice as wide as in other species of the P. lugubris group. Cymbium with broad tip in lateral view. Prosoma dark brown, with small black bristles, median stripe clearly visible, white haired. Prosoma 2.8-3.0 mm long; 2.2 mm wide.. Sternum light brown, with spots. Chelicerae dark brown; with two anterior and three posterior teeth. Proximal part of femur I dark, distal femur part to tarsi pale yellow; femora II-IV with four gray annulations. Opisthosoma light brown, median stripe dark brown, venter dark, spinnerets likewise.

Body length male: 4.9 mm
Female

Dark brown coloration in front of the anterior epigynal pocket.

Body length female: 5.0-6.0 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Caucasus
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Armenia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||
References

Mikhailov K G, Propistsova E A (2017) On the spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) from Armenia. Arthropoda Selecta 26: 369-371 pdf

Nadolny A A, Kovblyuk M M (2012) Members of Pardosa amentata and P. lugubris species groups in Crimea and Caucasus with notes on P. abagensis (Aranei: Lycosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 21: 67-80 pdf

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

Töpfer-Hofmann G, Cordes D, von Helversen O (2000) Cryptic species and behavioural isolation in the Pardosa lugubris group (Araneae, Lycosidae), with description of two new species. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 257-274 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
14-12-2017 Distribution update Detail