Probable Pirata piraticus

Probable Pirata piraticus

Observation - Probable Pirata piraticus - UK and Ireland. Description: a fairly large spider, similar in shape to a raft spider but smaller and with spots on the abdomen.

a fairly large spider, similar in shape to a raft spider but smaller and with spots on the abdomen. It had big palps so was presumably a male. Colour: chestnut-dark brown with silvery stripes and spots on the body.