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

Pardosa blanda  (C. L. Koch, 1833)

Description

Palp male: femur and tibia white haired. Septum of epigyne longer than wide. Prosoma dark brown, with slender median longitudinal band, white haired, lateral longitudinal bands yellow (interrupted 2-3 times in female), as wide as median band, separated from prosomal margin by slender brown band. Prosoma length female 2.9-3.4 mm, prosoma length male 2.6-3.1 mm. Legs dark. Femur sometimes with brown spots dorsally. Tarsus and metatarsus annulated. Opisthosoma black with reddish pattern.

Body length male: 5.5 mm
Body length female: 7 mm
Additional information

In meadows and open, sunny places, in the mountains between 1000 and 3000 m.

Video:

Courtship behaviour (Chiarle et al. 2013)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Turkey, Georgia, China
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Kůrka et al., 2020) ||| Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Chiarle A, Kronestedt T, Isaia M (2013) Courtship behavior in European species of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 41: 108-125 pdf

Hirna A, Gnelitsa V, Zhukovets E (2016) A checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Chornohora Mountain massif (Ukrainian Carpathians). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 16-38 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kůrka A, Naumova M, Indzhov S, Deltshev C (2020) New faunistic and taxonomic data on the spider fauna of Albania (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 8-21 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Tongiorgi P (1966a) Italian Wolf spiders of the genus Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 134: 275-334 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
29-04-2020 Distribution insert Detail
07-01-2019 Distribution update Detail
03-10-2017 Distribution update Detail