Pisauridae  Simon, 1890 / Dolomedes  Latreille, 1804   2 species

Dolomedes plantarius  (Clerck, 1757)


Tibial apophysis blunt and grooved on ventral margin. Bulbus with median apophysis, widened in the middle. Embolus basally with process. Epigyne with distinctly sclerotised, shiny plate in posterior half, median part never haired, anterior half bright.

Body length male: 10-16 mm
Body length female: 13-20 mm
Additional information

For comments on its biology see Lecigne (2016b).

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, Russia
 male  female

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23-10-2016 Distribution update Old value
26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value
20-01-2014 Distribution update Old value