Much information on the phenology of Arctosa perita (Latreille, 1799) could be gathered from a pitfall trap research carried out in roadside verge in the Overbetuwe region. This lycosid spider hibernates as adult in self-created holes in sandy soils. In early spring mainly the males are active to find females. Males all die before August, while adult females live slightly longer. Eggs hatch from May onwards and in approximately three months the spiderlings reach maturity, the last ones probably around mid-October. The life-cycle of this species is discussed in comparison with other lycosid spiders.