Hunting spiders of the genus Piratula (formerly Pirata) generally inhabit wet marshy areas, and may be seen running across moss, or even water. Piratula latitans is approximately 4 mm long with a brown abdomen, that may have pairs of white spots discernible. They are generally uncommon and seen more in the south of the UK than further north.
|Head and chelicerae of female Piratula latitans||Chelicerae of female male Piratula latitans||Left Pedipalp (male sexual organ) of Piratula latitans|
|Epigyne (female sexual organ) of Piratula latitans||Spinnerets of femlae Piratula latitans||Tarsal claw of female Piratula latitans|
|Pedipalp of a female Piratula latitans|