Nursery web spiders (Pisauridae)
Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)
Web: the Nursery web spider doesn’t make a catching web, but is an active hunter, by using fangs and legs to immobilize prey.
Habitat: often in open habitats with rather high vegetation such as roadsides, grasslands, forest edges. Also in the garden on taller grass.
How to recognize:
Looks similar to:
♀: 11-15 mm
♂: 10-13 mm
♀: May till August
♂: May till July