Family: Lycosidae Sundevall, 1833 | key
Genus: Geolycosa Montgomery, 1904 | key
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    Geolycosa charitonovi (Mcheidze, 1997)      []
    Description male

    Body colouration brown. Prosoma with a broad, light median band. Sternum, legs and palps brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum bright, venter black with a pair og large white spots in front of the epigastric furrow.

    Body length male: 12.4-13.8 mm

    Description female

    Colouration as in males.

    Body length female: 18.3-21.0 mm

    Additional information

    underneath stones during the day. Occurs in the Caucasus Major at 700 m to 1800 m a.s.l. in sun exposed habitats with sparce herbaceous vegetation in the montane forests.

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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Russia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, India?


    male female

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    Kovblyuk M M, Otto S, Marusik Y M, Ponomarev A V (2012c) Redescription of the Caucasian species Geolycosa charitonovi (Mcheidze, 1997) (Araneae: Lycosidae), with the first description of the male. Bull Br arachnol Soc 15: 245-252.

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

    World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017