Thursday, 17 September 2020
Pirate Wolf Spider.
I,ve often noticed these small spiders in the pond and not really known what species they were, thinking they were a small species of Raft spider but while in the pond to do some maintanance work I saw that some were carrying egg sacs or young on their backs. So obviously had to get the camera and take a few record shots. On further investigation I found out they are actually Pirate Wolf Spiders a common enough species and capable of running across the waters surface, ( thanks to water repellent hairs on the legs).