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Species Pardosa distincta

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Pardosa (Thinlegged Wolf Spiders)
Species distincta (Pardosa distincta)
Explanation of Names
(Blackwall, 1846)
Identification
Male
Left palp, ventral view:


Coloration in adult males can vary from pale to dark (these examples are from Alberta):