Pirate Wolf Spider

Pirata piraticus (Clerck, 1757)

Distinctive colour pattern, with a red-chestnut abdomen and a central mustard coloured cardiac mark and white sides to both the abdomen and carapace.

Pirate Wolf Spider

Identification

Distinctive colour pattern, with a red-chestnut abdomen and a central mustard coloured cardiac mark and white sides to both the abdomen and carapace.

ORDER

Arachnida

FAMILY

Lycosidae

TYPE

Spiders

Widespread and common in much of the UK. Found in a wide range of open, often damp habitats.

Wetlands

Coming soon

Early spring to autumn

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
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LATIN NAME

Pirata piraticus

Size (MM)

Body length male: 4-8.2 mm Body length female: 4.5-9 mm

iucn Status
lc