1 Apr 2022

Critter of the Week: Shady fishing spider

From the collecton Critter of the Week

The spider, Dolomedes dondalei, comes out at night to go fishing along shady waterways throughout the country.

It can literally walk on water and uses its velvety forelegs to fish up its dinner. When threatened, it can dive underwater and hide under rocks for half an hour.

Shady Fishing Spider

Shady Fishing Spider Photo: CC BY-4.0 Don Home