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

Pardosa atrata  (Thorell, 1873)


Prosoma dark reddish brown, posterior median band yellowish, lateral longitudinal bands yellowish, interrupted by dark radial stripes. Chelicerae dark reddish brown. Sternum dark brown to black. Legs dark reddish brown, femora with lighter streaks. Opisthosoma: dorsum greyish brown, cardiac mark yellowish, posterior half with dark greyish brown median band, borders with rows of white dots, venter greyish brown (Almquist, 2005).

Body length male: 9.0-10.0 mm

Colouration as in males but darker.

Body length female: 7.6-10.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), China
 male  female
Distribution List
Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Latvia   (Cera, 2018) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (Nekhaeva, 2020) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

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

Almquist S (2005) Swedish Araneae, part 1 – families Atypidae to Hahniidae (Linyphiidae excluded). Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 62: 1-124 pdf

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

Cera I, Keiss O (2016) Spider species new to the fauna of Latvia and new localities for Gnaphosa lapponum and G. nigerrima (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Latvijas Entomologs 53: 122-124 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Morka G H (unpubl.)

Nekhaeva A A (2020) On the spider fauna (Arachnida: Aranei) of the Kanin Peninsula and Kolguev Island, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 387-398 pdf

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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