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Wolf spider

Scientific Name
Anoteropsis sp.
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Taxonomy
(Araneae: Lycosidae: Artoriinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Endemic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Body length 4.2-17.4 mm. Carapace ranging from pale yellow to dark brown. Some species have distinct markings on carapace. Abdomen often with light heart stripe; colour pattern ranges from monochromatic to stripes and blotches and varies between and within species. Chelicerae with 2-3 promarginal teeth (distal tooth often reduced) and 3 retromarginal teeth (proximal tooth often reduced). Legs in descending order of length usually 4123 (male and female) with the 4th leg always longest.

Male

With 2-8 macrosetae at cymbium tip; pedipalp tibial length shorter than cymbium length; terminal apophysis and lobe of the tegulum form the conductor together; terminal apophysis with a groove in which the embolus rests; all species have a laterally directed bend in the median apophysis, in most species the median apophysis has an approximate 90° bend (shaped like inverted "L"); basoembolic apophysis bent ventrally, sometimes with spur; tegulum partially divided; subtegulum at posterior lateral margin of tegulum.

Female

Epigyne with sclerotised posterior lip and paired hoods; internal genitalia consisting of a copulatory duct with one or more bends before the spermatheca.

References

- Vink, C.J. (2002). Lycosidae (Arachnida: Araneae). Fauna of New Zealand 44. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 94 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
08/04/2011 07:08 AEST
Last Updated
14/10/2015 23:35 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Wolf spider (Anoteropsis sp.) Updated on 10/14/2015 11:35:50 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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