Arctosa perita (Sand Bear-spider)
A rather strikingly-marked, medium-sized lycosid of sparsely-vegetated, sandy habitats such as heathland, sandpits, coastal dunes and sandy river banks. Adults are remarkably well camouflaged as they rest on sand, the many rings of the legs helping to break up their outline.

A. perita can be active from early spring, often occupying the same sandy areas used by mining bee colonies, tiger beetles and digger wasps. Adults excavate burrows in the sand. The species can be fairly frequent on the coast but is more localised inland.

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