Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Lycosa  Latreille, 1804   26 species

Lycosa praegrandis  C. L. Koch, 1836

Description
Male

Prosoma olive brown. Median stripe on prosoma bright, small and indistinct, with two dark longitudinal patterns, laterally with many radially scattered black bands or spots. Sternum entirely black. Legs thick and strong, greyish olive brown, black spotted or annulated, hairy, with dorsal spines. Trochanters ventrally black. Opisthosoma dark olive brown. Folium anteriorly with black pattern, medially often with undulated indistinct dorsal band with white spots, posteriorly with some horizontal white lines. Ventral side of opisthosoma dark.

Body length male: 17.8 mm
Female

Colouration as in male. Basal segments of chelicerae and pedipalps yellowish brown or orange-brown.

Prosoma length: 14 mm.

Body length female: 28.7 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Iran, Central Asia
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Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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 (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Thaler K, Buchar J, Knoflach B (2000) Notes on wolf spiders from Greece (Araneae, Lycosidae). Linzer Biologische Beiträge 32: 1071-1091 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

Zyuzin A A, Logunov D V (2000) New and little-known species of the Lycosidae from Azerbaijan, the Caucasus (Araneae, Lycosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 305-319 pdf

Updates
01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail