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

Pardosa buchari  Ovtsharenko, 1979


Palps black, patellae dorsally brownish and with white pubescence. Tegular apohypsis slender, terminal apophysis with distinct tooth. Body color very dark, brownish, almost black. Prosoma pattern indistinct, median band tapering. Sternum black. Leg femora black, with longitudinal  stripes, distal segments brownish. Tarsi I as in females. Venter black.

Prosoma length 2.4 mm, width 2.0 mm.

Body length male: 5.4 mm

Epigyne septum broad, its hind angles pointed. Prosoma pattern distinct; median band brown, mostly tapering, in some specimens diamond-shaped. Lateral bands continuous, in some specimens divided into three segments by two faint dark lines. Sternum black. Legs brown, annulated. Coxae ventrally of light color. Opisthosoma with faint lanceolate stripe and paired spots. Venter of light color.

Prosoma length 2.6 mm, width 2.1 mm.

Body length female: 6.2 mm
Additional information

In the subalpine to alpine zones of the Caucasus at 1800 to 2500 m asl.

Females can be confused with P. incerta.

Frequency: Frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Ukraine, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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

Kovblyuk M M (2014) Spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Crimea: faunogenesis and hypothesis of Pontida. Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 5(2): 29-53 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Ovtsharenko V I (1979) Spiders of the families Gnaphosidae, Thomisidae, Lycosidae (Aranei) in the Great Caucasus. Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad 85: 39-53 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zyuzin A A, Logunov D V (2000) New and little-known species of the Lycosidae from Azerbaijan, the Caucasus (Araneae, Lycosidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 305-319 pdf

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