Pardosa colchica Mcheidze, 1946: a first report from West Azerbaijan Province, Iran (Araneae: Lycosidae)

Document Type : Research articles


1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Isfahan University

3 University of Turku


A survey of species belonging to Pardosa monticola species group from Iran showed a new report. A detailed study reveals that the only female specimen from West Azerbaijan Province belongs to P. colchica Mcheidze, 1946. Characters for distinguishing P. colchica and morphologically similar P. pontica (Thorell, 1875) are given and illustrated. The two species differ in colour and spination.


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