Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Piratula  Roewer, 1960   6 species

Piratula insularis  (Emerton, 1885)


Sternum with round lateral mark and a thin bright line. Opisthosoma with dorsal mark brighter than marks on prosoma. Tip of metatarsus I with 3-4 spines.

Body length male: 3-5 mm

Prosoma not longer than 2 mm. Sternum with round lateral mark and a thin bright line. Opisthosoma with dorsal mark brighter than marks on Prosoma.

Body length female: 3-5 mm
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Distribution comment: Turkey: probably misidentfied (see WSC)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia)

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