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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

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 (Thin-legged 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):