Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Acantholycosa  Dahl, 1908   4 species

Acantholycosa norvegica  (Thorell, 1872)


Prosoma almost black. Sternum black. Legs dark brown, distinctly spotted or annulated. Tarsus I dorsally without especially long bristle. Opisthosoma almost black with yellowish hairs.

Body length male: 6-7 mm
Body length female: 7.5-9 mm
Additional information

On rocks above timberline

  No data
Distribution comment: Records in Central Europe (incl. Vosges and Carpathians) and the Alps are interpreted as A. norvegica sudetica (Thaler & Buchar 1994).
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
 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.

Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aadland B (unpubl.) .

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Dahl M (1937) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VIII: Hahniidae, Argyronetidae. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 33: 100-118 pdf

Fuhn I E, Niculescu-Burlacu F (1971) Fam. Lycosidae. Fauna Republicii Socialiste România (Arachnida) 5 (3): 1-253 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Thaler K, Buchar J (1994) Die Wolfspinnen von Österreich 1: Gattungen Acantholycosa, Alopecosa, Lycosa (Arachnida: Araneida: Lycosidae). Faunistisch-tiergeographische Übersicht. Carinthia II 184/104: 357-375 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-11-2022 Image insert
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18-11-2015 Distribution update Detail