Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Arctosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   24 species

Arctosa tbilisiensis  Mcheidze, 1946

Description
Male

Prosoma chestnut brown, shiny, with a group of white hairs in front of fovea. Sternum and clypeus brown. Chelicerae chestnut brown. Legs: Femur I almost completely dark brown, femora II-IV only apical half dark brown. Femora are contrasting with yellow to light orange of the other segments. Tibiae and metatarsi with inconspicuous annulations. Opisthosoma with conspicuous pattern of white to pale yellow patches on dark grey to black background.

Body length male: 3.92-4.34 mm
Female

Prosoma brown, somewhat paler than in males. Sternum light brown to yellow. Clypeus and chelicerae brown. Legs somewhat lighter than in males, no annulations visible. Opisthosoma as in males.

Body length female: 6.35-6.68 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Bulgaria, Greece to Georgia, Turkey, Iran
Phenology
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Figures
References

Alderweireldt M (2002) Redescription of Arctosa tbilisiensis Mcheidze, 1947, a poorly known Pontocaspian wolf spider (Araneae, Lycosidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 12: 183-184

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S (2017) The Spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 01.08.2017)

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). Nieuwsbr Belg Arachnol Ver 28: 1-147

Kunt K B, Kaya R S, Özkütük R S, Danişman T, Yagmur E A, Elverici M (2012) Additional notes on the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae). Turk J Zool 36: 637-651

Otto S (2015) Caucasian Spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus. Version 1.4.3. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Thaler K, Buchar J, Knoflach B (2000) Notes on wolf spiders from Greece (Araneae, Lycosidae). Linzer biol. Beitr 32: 1071-1091

Uyar Z, Dolejš P (2017) New records and notes on some spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae, Salticidae, Theridiidae) from Turkey. Entomological News 127: 51-63

van Helsdingen P J (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, accessed on 23.01.2017

Updates
12-08-2017 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
05-07-2013 Distribution update Old value