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Wolf-spider Wolf-spider - Xerolycosa nemoralis Bulgaria,Geotagged,Lycosidae,Wolf-spider,Xerolycosa nemoralis,arachnida,nature Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. I'm not convinced about this ID. It doesn't have the broad light colour stripe along the back of the cephalothorax.
    http://www.eurospiders.com/Xerolycosa_nemoralis.htm
    http://www.spiderling.de/arages/Fotogalerie/Galerie_Xerolycosa.htm
    http://www.insecte.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=175497
    http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=2629
    Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. X.minuata is very similar, even closer to the specimen I pictured, but it's habitat is completely different - up to 180 m altitude, dry sandy shores. This one is captured on Vitosha mountain, about 1200 m altitude, in dry grassland. Posted 7 years ago
      1. Spiders can be very hard if not impossible to identify without a closer inspection.
        Pardosa amentata also looks similar and it is found at altitude up to 2300 m.
        http://www.eurospiders.com/Pardosa_amentata.htm
        http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Lycosidae/Lycosidae.htm
        http://wiki.spinnen-forum.de/index.php?title=Pardosa_amentata
        Posted 7 years ago

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Xerolycosa nemoralis is a member of the family Lycosidae - Wolf-spiders

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Oct 18, 2014. Captured Sep 6, 2014 15:04 in Unnamed Road, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm