Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Geolycosa  Montgomery, 1904   3 species

Geolycosa vultuosa  (C. L. Koch, 1838)

Description
Male

Resembles G. charitonovi and G. dunini. Prosoma dorsally with light patch in foveal area, with radial yellow stripes. Opisthosoma dorsally with dark brown spot bordered on both sides with yellow stripes. Legs yellow-brownish with dark brown ventral half rings. Palpal tibia light yellow.

Body length male: 11-18.5 mm
Female

Colouration as in male. Epigyne: septal pedicle much longer than in G. charitonovi.

Body length female: 13-23.5 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Presence on Sardinia doubtful (P. Pantini, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Slovakia, Hungary, south-eastern and eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus
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References

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Updates
24-12-2015 Distribution update Old value
07-01-2014 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value