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Aquatic Spider

Observed: 6th April 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_8628_Water_spider
Description:

I've seen a spider scooting about on the water, emulating Pond Skaters, before but am not confident enough about identification. This character appears to have the colouration of a Water Spider (tan thorax, greyish abdomen but that may be down to an air-bubble) but Chinery seems to say that Water Spiders live below the surface all the time.
Does this picture provide enough for a positive id., anyone?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Pirata sp
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

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