Common Wolf Spider - Pardosa pullata

    Description

    This is a very dark coloured wolf spider.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens. 

    Recording advice

    Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens. 

    Habitat

    P. pullata occurs in various open habitats such as grasslands, woodland clearings, roadsides etc.

    When to see it

    Adults of both sexes occur mainly in early to mid-summer, occasionally persisting until the autumn.

    UK Status

    The species is frequent and widespread in most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    20412 British records for this species to 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map