Pardosa prativaga

    Description

    Its mottled patterning of brown and black is similar to that of other Pardosa species and detailed examination is required to be sure of the correct identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    P. prativaga occurs on open ground and herbage in various open habitats including grasslands, waste ground, fields, heathland, woodland clearings, dunes, old quarries and roadside verges as well as in wet places such as dyke edges, fens, marshes and bogs.

    When to see it

    The spider is adult mainly in early to mid summer.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain, with very scattered records further north.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Further Information

    7079 British records for this species to 2013.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map