Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pardosa  C. L. Koch, 1847   113 species

Pardosa atomaria  (C. L. Koch, 1847)


Embolic division with sickle-shaped distal process. Tegual apophysis slender. Receptaculum seminis distinctly separated from posterior margin of the septum. Prosoma rich in contrast. Median band broad, with constriction.

Additional information

The status of Pardosa atomaria, P. strigillata Simon, 1876 and P. tatarica (Thorell, 1875) is controversial after Pantini & Isaia (2015). They do not list P. atomaria for Sardinia in their checklist. It may also be present on Corsica (Buchar & Thaler, 2002).

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Balkans, Aegean Is., Crete, Rhodes, Turkey, Cyprus
 male  female
Adults in spring and autumn

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