Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Geolycosa  Montgomery, 1904   4 species

Geolycosa charitonovi  (Mcheidze, 1997)


Body colouration brown. Prosoma with a broad, light median band. Sternum, legs and palps brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum bright, venter black with a pair og large white spots in front of the epigastric furrow.

Body length male: 12.4-13.8 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 18.3-21.0 mm
Additional information

underneath stones during the day. Occurs in the Caucasus Major at 700 m to 1800 m a.s.l. in sun exposed habitats with sparce herbaceous vegetation in the montane forests.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), India?
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Kovblyuk M M, Otto S, Marusik Y M, Ponomarev A V (2012c) Redescription of the Caucasian species Geolycosa charitonovi (Mcheidze, 1997) (Araneae: Lycosidae), with the first description of the male. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 245-252 pdf

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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