Family: Lycosidae Sundevall, 1833 | key
Genus: Lycosa Latreille, 1804 | key
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    Lycosa praegrandis C. L. Koch, 1836      [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:018366]
    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

    Description 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

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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Greece to Central Asia
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    References

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    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.

    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

    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.