Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Lycosa  Latreille, 1804   14 species

Lycosa praegrandis  C. L. Koch, 1836

Description
Male

Prosoma olive brown. Median stripe on prosoma bright, small and indistinct, with two dark longitudinal patterns, laterally with many radially scattered black bands or spots. Sternum entirely black. Legs thick and strong, greyish olive brown, black spotted or annulated, hairy, with dorsal spines. Trochanters ventrally black. Opisthosoma dark olive brown. Folium anteriorly with black pattern, medially often with undulated indistinct dorsal band with white spots, posteriorly with some horizontal white lines. Ventral side of opisthosoma dark.

Body length male: 17.8 mm
Female

Colouration as in male. Basal segments of chelicerae and pedipalps yellowish brown or orange-brown.

Prosoma length: 14 mm.

Body length female: 28.7 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Greece to Central Asia
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References

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

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2

Zyuzin A A, Logunov D V (2000) New and little-known species of the Lycosidae from Azerbaijan, the Caucasus (Araneae, Lycosidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 11: 305-319

Updates
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value