Alopecosa

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Alopecosa
Alopecosa fabrilis female 1.jpg
female A. fabrilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
Genus: Alopecosa
Simon, 1885
Species

A. accentuata
A. aculeata
A. albostriata
A. auripilosa
A. cinnameopilosa
A. cuneata
A. cursor
A. curtohirta
A. fabrilis
A. hamata
A. hingganica
A. hokkaidensis
A. huabanna
A. inquilina
A. kochi
A. licenti
A. moriutii
A. ovalis
A. pictilis
A. pulverulenta
A. schmidti
A. sibirica
A. striatipes
A. thaleri
A. trabalis
A. xilinensis
 many more

Diversity
142 species

Alopecosa is a spider genus in the family Lycosidae (wolf spiders), with about 140 species and several subspecies.

Alopecosa inquilina

Most species grow up to 2 cm. Alopecosa females make a burrow in which they deposit their egg sac. The female then stays in the burrow guarding the sac until the eggs hatch.

In Germany, there are about 15 described species. There is at least one in the United States.

They favor dry climates.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Picture of A. accentuata
  • Chen, Jun; Song, Da-Xiang & Gao, Jiu-Chun (2000): Two new species of the genus Alopecosa Simon (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Inner Mongolia, China. Zoological Studies 39(2): 133-137. PDF