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Fishing Spider

2021 (approx.)

Detailed Description

A fishing spider eats a freshly emerged damselfly (Zygoptera) while floating on a maple leaf in a pond in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. The recently shed nymph exoskeleton is visible on the surface of the leaf, suggesting that this damselfly did not take a single wing beat before entering the ‘terrestrial’ food web.  


Public Domain.