Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Aulonia  C. L. Koch, 1847   2 species

Aulonia kratochvili  Dunin, Buchar & Absolon, 1986


Colouration of prosoma and opisthosoma as in females. Prosoma length: 2.2-2.7 mm. Legs yellow, only coxa and femur I brown.

Body length male: 4.25 mm

Prosoma brown, radial stripes indistinct, white median longitudinal band and white margin indistinct. Prosoma length: 2.55 mm. Chelicerae and clypeus brown, retromargin with 3 teeth. Sternum light brown. Legs yellow, femur I dark brown, femora II-IV with grey-brown ventral band. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark grey-brown, with white median longitudinal band, posterior third with indistinct, narrow, white stripes, venter grey-yellow.

Body length female: 5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece to Central Asia, Israel, Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (van Helsdingen, 2013) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2013) A quick scan of the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 33: 29-38 pdf

Kronestedt T (1997) First record of Aulonia kratochvili (Araneae, Lycosidae) from Europe. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 14: 77-80 pdf

Lecigne S (2021) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

Lecigne S (unpubl.)

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

Varol M İ, Akan Z, Özdemır A, Kutbay F, Ozaslan M (2007) The spider Aulonia kratochvili (Araneae: Lycosidae) new to the Turkish fauna. Journal of Biological Sciences 7: 448-450 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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24-12-2013 Distribution update Detail