Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   54 species

Alopecosa pentheri  (Nosek, 1905)


Pattern indistinct, rather dark colouration.

Body length male: 5.5-7.3 mm
Body length female: 5.5-7.3 mm
Additional information

A. cursor and A. pentheri occur sympatrically in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, faunistic records of these species are often mixed up due to indistinguishable females (Marusik et al. 2018).

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, south-eastern Europe, Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Azerbaijan)
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at pdf

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2015) A quick scan of the spider fauna in the surroundings of Përmet, Albania (Arachnida, Araneae) - preliminary report. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 35: 15-33 pdf

Marusik Y M, Nadolny A A, Koponen S (2018) A survey of the Alopecosa cursor species group (Aranei: Lycosidae) from Asia. Arthropoda Selecta 27: 348-362 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) ARANEA – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske. pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Ponomarev A V, Aliev M A, Khabiev G N, Shmatko V Y (2019a) New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 309-334 pdf

Thaler K, Buchar J, Knoflach B (2000) Notes on wolf spiders from Greece (Araneae, Lycosidae). Linzer Biologische Beiträge 32: 1071-1091 pdf

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

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