Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Acantholycosa  Dahl, 1908   4 species

Acantholycosa norvegica  (Thorell, 1872)

Description

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

Distribution
  Presence
  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 2021): Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||
References

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 http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
01-12-2015 Image insert
18-11-2015 Distribution update Detail