Oct. 2014: Ghost River Spiders


Startling, beautiful, frightening, amazing, matter how you describe it, the Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) never fails to impress.  This large spider does not build a web, but roams freely on stumps, on land, on the water, and sometime even under the water. It often sits with its front legs extended onto the water surface, waiting for vibrations from prey animals which include insects, other spiders, small fish, and amphibians. It is one of several fishing spider species in the MIdsouth. None is dangerous to people.

Learn more about the Six-spotted Fishing Spider at this link!

Posted by Cathy Justis at 11:42 AM