Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Lycosa  Latreille, 1804   14 species

Lycosa tarantula  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Additional information

Records from Spain are misidentified and belong to L. hispanica (J. Carrillo, pers. comm.).

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France (Corsica), Italy, Balkans, Turkey, Middle East
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