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

Pardosa dagestana  Buchar & Thaler, 1998


Overall colouration darker than in females. Palps: femur dark, patella and tibia yellow, suffused with grey, cymbium black, at its base a distinct yellow spot. Prosoma: lateral bands broken at sides of head. Clypeus and chelicerae yellow. Legs: femora dorsally dark brown, with 2 pairs of longitudunal yellow stripes, tarsi I brownish. Opisthosoma with lanceolate stripe.

Prosoma length 2.4 mm, width 1.9 mm.


Body length male: 4.8 mm

Prosoma length 3.2 mm, width 2.6 mm.

Body length female: 6.9 mm
Additional information

High mountains between 2500 and 3000 m in alpine pastures and meadows.

Habitus similar to P. pontica but differing in palp structure.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Russia (Caucasus), Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Buchar J, Thaler K (1998) Lycosidae from the high alpine zone of the Caucasus range, with comparative remarks on the fauna of the Alps (Arachnida: Araneae). Linzer Biologische Beiträge 30: 705-717 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

Zamani A, Nadolny A A, Dolejš P (2022b) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part X. Arachnology 19: 551-573 pdf

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