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IMG_910025TH MAY 2013

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: DSLRDSLR’s reputation in InvertebratesDSLR’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_910025TH MAY 2013

This spider was paddling in putrid mud on the marsh, with dozens of snails.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Why P. piraticus ?


How did you decide it was P. piraticus and not one of the other species of water-loving Pirata spider? Normally Pirata spiders require microscopic examination to tell them apart.


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P. piraticus.

Not because of any special knowledge. In fact, I can't remember how I came up with it's Latin name - I got lucky, Steve. It probably wasn't me that came up with it. :)