Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   52 species

Alopecosa aculeata  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Epigyne anteriorly with parallel margins of median part. Prosoma reddish, with reddish yellow median stripes, lateral longitudinal stripes vague or missing. Prosoma length female: 4.0-5.0 mm, prosoma length male: 3.8-5.0 mm. Sternum brown, rarely with brighter median part. Legs reddish. Femur spotted or annulated. Opisthosoma with bright pattern, sometimes with fine chevrons.

Body length male: 7.2-9.5 mm
Body length female: 8.1-11.3 mm
Additional information

In moss and litter layer of damp but sunny forests, in lowland in North Europe, otherwise in the mountains up to timberline

Frequency: Locally frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Iran, Central Asia, China, Japan
Phenology
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References

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