Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Hogna  Simon, 1885   23 species

Hogna ferox  (Lucas, 1838)

Description
Male

Prosoma brownish with ochre median and lateral bands. Sternum ochre. Legs yellowish brown, somewhat darker distally. Opisthosoma brownish with light median band; behind brown cardiac mark with triangular spots; ventrally light yellowish brown.

Body length male: 13.3-17.1 mm
Female

Often lighter in colouration than males.

Body length female: 18-22 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Canary Is., Mediterranean, Middle East, Iran
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||
References

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

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Hepner M, Paulus H F (2009) Contributions on the wolf spider fauna (Araneae, Lycosidae) of Gran Canaria (Spain). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 14: 339-346 pdf

Lecigne S (2016c) Contribution à la connaissance de l'aranéofaune (Araneae) de Crète (Grèce) et description de la femelle inconnue de Neaetha absheronica Logunov & Guseinov, 2002 (Salticidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 30: 95-118 pdf

Logunov D V (2020) On three species of Hogna Simon, 1885 (Aranei: Lycosidae) from the Near East and Central Asia. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 349-360 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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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04-02-2016 Distribution update Detail
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