Pirata hygrophilus (Thorell, 1872)
This is a common spider, predominantly of damp habitats but including woodland. Not as large a species as some of the Pardosa's, Pirata hygrophilus can partly be identified in the field by the indistinct white dots on the abdomen, which is also noticeably reddish. Less inclined to be found in the open during the day, this female was one of many found carrying round, white eggsacs, under loose bark and small logs at Wellow Park in early July 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pirata hygrophilus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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