Fishing Spider

The biggest kind of spider in my Wisconsin woods is the fishing spider. This one had a leg span of about four inches. Fishing spiders dive for their prey, breathing the air trapped in bubbles among their hairs. They can take small fish and tadpoles. 

Photography by Parker Grice.


  1. Have them here also, but I've never seen them in action :/

  2. I haven't seen them make any spectacular catches. I really should spend more time at the pond.


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