Family - Lycosidae
Genus - Xerolycosa
A new Lycosid for me.
I sent this photograph to Peter Harvey of the
British Arachnological Society and Spider Recording Scheme.
This is what he had to say:
"A wolf spider typically found on sparsely vegetated areas with litter
and bark or comparable. The dune species X. miniata can be very similar,
but is pretty strictly a dune spider. X. nemoralis is Nationally scarce,
but can be abundant in suitable habitat areas on southern heathlands".
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve
Click HERE for Spider Recording Scheme summary of Xerolycosa nemoralis