Saturday, September 07, 2013

Bonus Critter Blogging: Fishing Spider

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Anonymous bo said...

Uses live bait, dry flies or wet flies?

3:45 PM  
Blogger ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bo, they keep their back legs on the shore line, and use the front six to monitor their "web"...which is the water surface, it self.

More on this particular species, Dolomedes tenebrosus:

Fishing spiders are similar to the larger wolf spiders in size, shape, and coloration. Species in the genus Dolomedes are called fishing spiders because most live near water and have been reported to catch small fishes and aquatic insects from the water as they walk on the surface.

The species Dolomedes tenebrosus is more frequently associated with wooded areas (it would be more accurately classified as a tree-dwelling spider) and is a common household invader in these locations. It occurs from New England and Can ada south to Florida and Texas.

5:43 AM  

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