Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Arctosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   37 species

Arctosa tbilisiensis  Mcheidze, 1946

Description
Male

Prosoma chestnut brown, shiny, with a group of white hairs in front of fovea. Sternum and clypeus brown. Chelicerae chestnut brown. Legs: Femur I almost completely dark brown, femora II-IV only apical half dark brown. Femora are contrasting with yellow to light orange of the other segments. Tibiae and metatarsi with inconspicuous annulations. Opisthosoma with conspicuous pattern of white to pale yellow patches on dark grey to black background.

Body length male: 3.92-4.34 mm
Female

Prosoma brown, somewhat paler than in males. Sternum light brown to yellow. Clypeus and chelicerae brown. Legs somewhat lighter than in males, no annulations visible. Opisthosoma as in males.

Body length female: 6.35-6.68 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Kunt et al., 2012) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Demircan & Topçu, 2016) |||
References

Alderweireldt M (2002) Redescription of Arctosa tbilisiensis Mcheidze, 1947, a poorly known Pontocaspian wolf spider (Araneae, Lycosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 183-184 pdf

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

Kunt K B, Kaya R S, Özkütük R S, Danişman T, Yağmur E A, Elverici M (2012) Additional notes on the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae). Turkish Journal of Zoology 36: 637-651 pdf

Marusik A M, Nadolny A A (2020) On the identity of Trochosa hispanica (Araneae, Lycosidae), with notes on the synonymy of West Palaearctic "Trochosa" species. Zootaxa 4859: 56-80 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Roewer C F (1955a) Die Araneen der Österreichischen Iran-Expedition 1949/50. Sitzungsberichte der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (I) 164: 751-782 pdf

Roewer C F (1960b) Solifugen und Opilioniden - Araneae Orthognathae, Haplogynae und Entelegynae (Contribution à l'étude de la faune d'Afghanistan 23). Göteborgs Kungliga Vetenskaps och Vitterhets Samhälles Handlingar 8(7): 1-53 pdf

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

Uyar Z, Dolejš P (2017) New records and notes on some spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae, Salticidae, Theridiidae) from Turkey. Entomological News 127: 51-63 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
09-10-2020 Image insert
08-10-2020 Distribution update Detail
16-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
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15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail
05-07-2013 Distribution update Detail