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

Pardosa gefsana  Roewer, 1959


Prosoma medium brown with yellow median band strongly narrowed at the back, lateral bands fairly wide, interrupted. Prosoma length 3.84 mm. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma pale grey, dorsum sligthly mottled with pale brown, cardiac mark indistinct.

Body length male: 6.8 mm

Prosoma medium brown, median band poorly delimited, less strongly tapering than in males, lateral bands as in males. Prosoma length: 3.67 mm. Legs yellow, femora and tibiae annulated. Opisthosoma as in males but very faint.

Body length female: 7.5-8.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, Italy (Sicily, Sardinia), North Africa
Distribution List
Algeria   (Tongiorgi & Sola, 1993; Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1992) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Tongiorgi & Sola, 1993) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1992) ||| Morocco   (Tongiorgi & Sola, 1993; Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1992) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019; Tongiorgi & Sola, 1993) ||| Tunisia   (Tongiorgi & Sola, 1993; Roewer, 1959b; Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1992) |||

Alderweireldt M, Jocqué R (1992) A review of the nebulosa-group of Pardosa Koch 1847 in Africa, a complex with some highly variable species (Araneae Lycosidae). Tropical Zoology 5: 73-113 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roewer C F (1959b) Araneae Lycosaeformia II (Lycosidae). Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba, Mission G. F. de Witte 55: 1-518 pdf

Tongiorgi P, Sola C (1993) Pardosa nigristernis Denis, 1966. A North African component of the Italian and Spanish arachnofauna. Bulletin de la Société Neuchâteloise des Sciences Naturelles 116: 241-244 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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