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Pisaura mirabilis
Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis, carrying her egg sac.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. July 2007 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. A colourful male Nursery Web spider, Pisaura mirabilis on white background.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female pisaura mirabilis from above.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. July 2007 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Head-on view of a female Nursery Web spider carrying an egg sac by her palps.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. July 2007 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Head-on view of a male Nursery Web spider. You can clearly se the sharp poison needles and the big palps.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Male Nursery Web spider. A leg is missing.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Head-on view of a female Nursery Web spider.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Close-up of the eyes.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. July 2007 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Young female Pisaura mirabilis from above. Not as colourful as the male one.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis. Head-on view.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis, side view.
(Found: Sweden. )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Male Pisaura mirabilis from below.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Apr 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis from below.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis, close-up of epigyne.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Palps of a subadult Pisaura mirabilis.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Apr 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis, about 11,5 mm.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Male Pisaura mirabilis, about 9 mm.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Apr 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Female Pisaura mirabilis carrying its egg sac among the vegetation.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. June 2008 )


Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis
Nursery web of a Pisaura mirabilis. Can you spot the mother spider in the middle bottom of the photo?
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. July 2008 )


Facts:
Family:
Pisauridae
Scientific name:
Pisaura mirabilis
Common name:
Nursery Web spider

The Nursery Web spider gets it name from the way it nurses its eggs and spiderlings. The female spider carries the eggs in a silk cocoon and guards the spiderlings for some time after they have hatched.
 
 
 

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