Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Alopecosa  Simon, 1885   55 species

Alopecosa mutabilis  (Kulczyński, 1908)


Prosoma: lateral areas dark reddish brown to nearly black, submarginal bands absent. Prosoma length: 3.68 mm. Sternum dark reddish brown. Chelicerae reddish brown. Legs reddish brown to nearly black. Opisthosoma anteriorly with dark areas at sides, cardiac mark black, posterior area with 4 pairs of black spots, venter reddish brown, with purplish tone.

Body length male: 7.3 mm

Colouration mostly as in males. Prosoma: submarginal bands sometimes present. Legs sometimes with dark rings. Opisthosoma with paired dark marks sometimes joining to form long bands. Prosoma length: 3.45-3.89 mm.

Body length female: 7.0-9.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Russia (Europe to East Siberia), USA (Alaska)
 male  female
Distribution List
Russia, Northern   (no references) |||

Dondale C D, Redner J H (1990) The wolf spiders, nurseryweb spiders, and lynx spiders of Canada and Alaska. The Insects and arachnids of Canada, part 17. Ottawa, Canada, 383 pp. pdf

Marusik Y M, Koponen S, Makarova O L (2016a) A survey of spiders (Araneae) collected on the arctic island of Dolgiy (69°12′N), Barents Sea. Arachnology 17: 10-24 pdf

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

18-05-2016 Distribution update Detail
18-05-2016 Image insert