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Pisaura mirabilis
(European Nursery Web Spider)

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Picture of Pisaura mirabilis (European Nursery Web Spider)

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Pisaura mirabalis. The European nursery web spider. This is the 4th I've seen this year. They seem to like relaxing with their legs tucked in like this. They can hop up and scoot away quickly when disturbed.

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TangledWeb

Nice photo, that’s interesting. That does look like an odd leg position. By “hop up” do you mean jumping? American Nursery Web Spiders can jump upward and forward. I don’t know if other Pisauridae do that.

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Picture of Pisaura mirabilis (European Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaura mirabilis (European Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaura mirabilis (European Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pisaura mirabilis (European Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture