Pardosa tenuipes (previously known as Pardosa proxima), like the other lycosids is a hunting spider (also referred to as a "wolf spider") that can often be seen running around on the ground on warm sunny days. They have quite good eyesight, as can be deduced from the size of their posterior eyes. To assist in identification of the male Reference 3 includes sketches of the left pedipalp both in the conventional outside view and also with a ventral view. This is replicated in the micrographs. The females can often be seen carrying an egg sac attached to its spnnerets. Although these are not web dwellers they do not have any significant scopulae on their tarsi. The image is of a male of the species, although the markings are often less distinct than shown in the photograph.
|Head and chelicerae of a male Pardosa tenuipes||Head and chelicerae of a female Pardosa tenuipes||Left Pedipalp (male sexual organ) of Pardosa tenuipes viewed from the side|
|Chelicerae of Pardosa tenuipes||Spinnerets of a male Pardosa tenuipes||Ventral view of pedipalp of Pardosa tenuipes|
|Epigyne (female sexual organ) of Pardosa tenuipes||Pedipalp of a female Pardosa tenuipes||Tarsal claw of a female Pardosa tenuipes|