Here a a few photo’s and a video of some spiders seen at Wimpole Estate. One of the problems in taking their photos is if you get too close – off they go at speed to avoid being eaten – best to use a telephoto lens and take the photos from 3-4 feet away, orr you can sometimes get them in the early morning before they’ve warmed up and are reluctant or unable to run.
The Wolf spider is so named as it hunts- chases -its prey rather than using a web.
The Nursery Spider (Pisaura Mirabilis) is another hunter, rather than snaring by a web. It sits on low vegetation waiting to catch flies and other insects as they pass by. They come in either a brown or grey form
Tetragnatha Extensa uses a loose web to catch its Food – See the short video at the end. When frightened it pushes both front and back legs in line with its body and tries hard to look like part of the plant stem
This Crab spider has a meal of Soldier Beetle it will last some time I would think
Because of its funnel shaped web some people have confused it with the highly poisonous Australian Funnel Web Spider. Fortunately these are on the other side of the world