Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Arctosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   36 species

Arctosa intricaria  (C. L. Koch, 1847)


Prosoma dark brown, with blackish radial stripes, submarginal stripes yellowish, undulating, median band light yellow with blackish median line. Chelicerae dark red-brown, frontal part covered with yellowish hairs. Sternum and coxae light yellow. Legs pale yellow, femora to tibiae with brown annulations. Opisthosoma: dorsum grey-brown, anterior part with reddish yellow cardiac mark and 2 small blackish lateral spots, followed by 4-5 pairs of black spots.

Body length male: 10.5 mm
Body length female: 14 mm
Additional information

According to C. L. Koch (1847): Locus typicus "Deutschland, vielleicht nur Norddeutschland" [Germany, probably northern Germany only]. Dahl (1908) and Roewer (1960b) question this statement. Roewer (1960b) lists a female from Dalmatia.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Mediterranean
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.

Algeria   (Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Croatia   (Roewer, 1960c) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Dahl F (1908) Die Lycosiden oder Wolfspinnen Deutschlands und ihre Stellung im Haushalt der Natur. Nach statistischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Germanicae Naturae Curiosorum 88(3): 175-678 pdf

Koch C L (1847) Die Arachniden. Nürnberg, Vierzehnter Band, pp. 89-210, Fünfzehnter Band, pp. 1-136. pdf

Roewer C F (1960c) Araneae Lycosaeformia II (Lycosidae) (Fortsetzung und Schluss). Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba, Mission G. F. de Witte 55: 519-1040 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

05-02-2015 Image insert
05-02-2015 Distribution update Detail