Black-palp wolf spider

Black-palp wolf spiders are a common species of European wolf spider. They dwell in low vegetation, such as gorse and heather. Only the males have the thick covering of black hair on the palps. When a male finds a female he performs a courtship dance, waving his front legs about and vibrating his abdomen. The female often responds by attacking him, but the male persists. If he's lucky he'll be allowed to climb on to the female and mate with her.

Scientific name: Pardosa nigriceps

Rank: Species

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The Black-palp wolf spider can be found in a number of locations including: Europe, United Kingdom. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Black-palp wolf spider distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


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