Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Trebacosa  Dondale & Redner, 1981   1 species

Trebacosa europaea  Szinetár & Kancsal, 2007


Prosoma dark orange, with 3 lighter lines, eye region darker. Sternum yellow-brownish. Legs yellow-orange. Opisthosoma brown, with a lanceolate marking in the anterior half; posterior half with transversal spots and points; venter slightly lighter.

Median apophysis of male palp very large, with two large pointed processes. Embolus long and slender.

Body length male: 5.8 mm

Colouration as male.

Body length female: 6.5 mm
Additional information

In wetland habitats, e.g. reed belts

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Hungary, Belarus, Greece
 male  female

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Schröder M, Chatzaki M, Buchholz S (2011) The spider fauna of the Aladjagiola wetland complex (Nestos Delta, north-east Greece): a reflection of a unique zoogeographical transition zone in Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 217-233

Szinetár C, Kancsal B (2007) Trebacosa europaea, a new wolf spider from Hungary (Araneae, Lycosidae). J Arachnol 35: 153-158

Szűts T, Zalai B, Villepoux O, Buchholz S, Eichardt J, Zhukovets E, Oger P, Szinetár C (2017) On the identity of the Palearctic species of the wolf spider genus Trebacosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Zootaxa 4216: 384-394 pdf

Villepoux O (2007) Description de Trebacosa brunhesi n. sp. de France, première espèce paléarctique du genre (Araneae, Lycosidae). Rev arachnol 17: 1-7

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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