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

Pardosa pyrenaica  Kronestedt, 2007


Prosoma dark brown, with black striae, median band and lateral stripes yellowish brown. Ocular area black. Clypeus yellowish brown. Chelicerae brownish with darker longitudinal stripes. Sternum dark brown with lighter median spot in anterior part. Legs yellowish brown, femora proximally darker. Legs I and II: Ventral part of Tibia (distalmost part only), metatarsus and tarsus densely covered with scopulate hairs. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark brown, with brown lanceolate stripe and indistinct pattern of symmetric spots/bars (description after Kronestedt, 2007).

Body length male: 4.7 mm

Colouration of prosoma and opisthosoma as in males. Legs yellowish brown, femur with slightly darker pseudoannulations. Scopulate less developed than in males (description after Kronestedt, 2007).

Body length female: 5.5 mm
Additional information

Habitat: open grasslands at higher altitudes in the Pyrenees.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Andorra, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Kronestedt T (2007) A new species of wolf spider from the Pyrenees, with remarks on other species in the Pardosa pullata-group (Araneae, Lycosidae). Zootaxa 1650: 25-40 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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