You never know what you’ll catch…

May 17, 2011 | Greg Dodge

This fishing spider has captured a tadpole.

The Sixspotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes Triton) in the photo caught itself a heavy meal from its perch atop a lotus pad. To give some idea of the size of the spider, the tadpole was about two inches in length.

By the way, the “sixspotted” part of the common name refers to six black spots on the underside of the spider, not the white spots on the abdomen.

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