Alopec- means the spider was named for a fox, and osa is formed to rhyme with Pardosa and means it is a wolf spider.(1)
6 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico)
Note: specimen(s) of the European species Alopecosa pulverulenta have been found on Attu Island (Aleutian Islands), Alaska. Further collecting is needed to confirm their presence in North America (this species is not included in the six).(2)
aculeata - Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Arizona and Connecticut(2)
exasperans - Canadian Arctic islands; northern and western Greenland(2)
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