Unlike wolf spiders, which have two very prominent eyes in addition to the other six, the eyes of the nursery web spider are more or less the same size. Many species are able to walk on the surface of still bodies of water, and may even dive beneath the surface for a time to escape enemies. In escaping predators, they may very well jump a distance of five or six inches. The female spider will sometimes attempt to eat the male after mating. The male, to reduce the risk of this, will often present the female with a gift such as a fly when approaching in the hope that this will satisfy her hunger. I originally thought this was a wolf spider until I read the info on the eyes. I’m pretty confident that this is a nursery web spider. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 85mm macro lens.