Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   126 species

Pardosa purbeckensis  F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1895


Prosoma length female: 2.9-3.2 mm, prosoma length male: 2.7-3.0 mm. Prosoma dark brown. Legs yellow-brown, I with projecting hairs. Femur only dorsally with dark, longish spots. Metatarsus vaguely spotted, III and IV ± annulated.

Body length male: 5.6 - 6.0 mm
Body length female: 5.9 - 7.3 mm
Additional information

Females hardly distinguishable from females of P. agrestis. Coastal species, probably also in humid and swampy areas.

Video: Courtship behaviour (Chiarle et al. 2013)

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Distribution comment: Turkey (Demir & Seyyar 2017, Danışman et al. 2019) not plausible, therefore deleted
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Western, Central Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Chiarle A, Kronestedt T, Isaia M (2013) Courtship behavior in European species of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 41: 108-125 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 pdf

Demir H, Seyyar O (2017) Annotated checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Munis Entomology & Zoology 12: 433-469 pdf

Lecigne S (2018b) Récits de chasses aranéologiques récentes dans plusieurs départements de France. Redécouverte de Philodromus buchari Kubcová, 2004 (Araneae: Philodromidae) et confirmation de la présence de Theridion harmsi Wunderlich, 2011 (Araneae: Theridiidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 33: 59-99 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Tongiorgi P (1966a) Italian Wolf spiders of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 134: 275-334 pdf

Wiebes J T (1959) The Lycosidae and Pisauridae (Araneae) of the Netherlands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 42: 1-78 pdf

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

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