Fishing Spider
  Dolomodes triton  
Order: Araneae
Family: Pisauridae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
Greenish brown with two white stripes.    
Abdomen:    
Same color as cephalothorax with 12 white spots. The underside of the abdomen has 6 black spots    
Legs:    
Have spines and 3 tarsi    
Size:    
5.0-12.0mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Ponds, marshes and bodies of still or slow moving water. They are found on the shore, on the plants surrounding the shore and on the water.
  Range:
    Widespread in the United States, though more common on the East coast.  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  These spiders do not build nests. They usually wait for insects to fall in the water where they cannot escape and are easy prey. They are also known to hunt insects both on the land and in the water.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  Fishing spiders are one of the few animals that can not only walk on water but can also walk, run and dive underneath the water as well. They are also known to be cannibalistic.