Genus - Pirata
Eight Pirata species known in Europe, seven of which inhabit wet,
marshland as well hunting on damp moss. They can run across water
and catch insects on or just below the surface.
Elongated U-shaped on the carapace.
Carapace sometimes fringed with white hairs.
Female carrying Spiderlings
Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve
on the surface of a Pond.
Stanmer Park, East Sussex
Found running across a Dew PondCuckmere Haven, East Sussex
Many thanks to Peter Harvey of the British ArachnologicalSociety Spider Recording Scheme for Id.