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

Arctosa tbilisiensis  Mcheidze, 1946


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

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
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Bulgaria, Greece to Georgia, Turkey, Iran
 male  female

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