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 2023): Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan
 male  female
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022; Mikhailov, 2013) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) ||| 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, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], 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 (2011) Inventaire aranéologique dans la Province d’Izmir (Turquie) (Arachnida, Araneae). Le bulletin d'Arthropoda 46: 5-83 pdf

Lecigne S (2021a) 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

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

08-10-2021 Distribution update Detail
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24-12-2013 Distribution update Detail