Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   125 species

Pardosa oreophila  Simon, 1937


Cymbium mostly with 2 claws. "wings" of epigynal plate mostly strongly converging, therefore anterior margin mostly strongly descending toward posterior end. Prosoma dark brown, median band yellow, narrow, spindle-shaped. Lateral bands yellow and broad including a narrow brown stripe on prosomal margin. Legs reddish yellow, with annulations. Tibia IV brown. Metatarsus IV brown. Opisthosoma red-brown.

Additional information

Figures from Tongiorgi (1966a) sub P. saltuaria

in meadows and open areas, from 1000-2700 m.


Frequency: Frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central, Southern Europe
 male  female

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