Pardosa lugubris

Pardosa lugubris

The males of this species are quite dark greyish, with a distinctive pale central stripe, where the females are browner and lighter. One of the smaller species of wolf spider. Body length up to 6mm.

It feeds on small invertebrates which it hunts down on the ground.

Seen spring to early summer. They are found on woodland margins and clearings. A common and widespread species throughout Britain.

Photograph of Pardosa lugubris, taken July 2012, local woodland margin, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.

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