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

Pardosa caucasica  Ovtsharenko, 1979


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

Dark brown coloration in front of the anterior epigynal pocket.

Body length female: 5.0-6.0 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Caucasus
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Otto, 2022; Mikhailov & Propistsova, 2017) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

26-01-2021 Distribution update Detail
14-12-2017 Distribution update Detail