Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Arctosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   35 species

Arctosa tbilisiensis  Mcheidze, 1946


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

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
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria, Greece to Georgia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran
 male  female
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)   (no references) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (no 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 (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

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

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

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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