Friday, 5 July 2013

Pirate spider

I spotted this Pirate Wolf spider yesterday, which goes with wonderful latin name of Pirata piraticus on the pond of my local wildlife garden. There are several British species, most of them found in marshy habitats. These spiders are not only able to move easily on the wet vegetation, but they can run, walk and stand on water, as this one shows. They can even submerge, surrounded by a bubble of air, in case of danger.

3 comments:

Candice said...

I've just found your blog. Great photos and lots of interesting info. Such fun.

Wildeye said...

Super photo!

Africa Gómez said...

Thank you Wildeye and Candice ans welcome to BugBlog.