Fishing Spiders

Dolomedes sp.

These spiders can grow quite large and intimidating.  Fishing spiders are known for catching and dragging small fish and amphibians from the water's edge to feed upon.  

Their diet also includes aquatic insects as well.

Whitebanded Fishing spiders have been seen on the exterior walls of houses some distance from water.

Fishing Spiders Photo Gallery

Whitebanded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes albineus)2

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