Water Spider
  • Lives in creek banks and streams
  • Hunts on water
  • In order to breathe underwater, the spider constructs a diving bell from silk and attaches this to an underwater plant. It then collects air in a thin layer around its body, trapped by dense hairs. It transports this air to the diving bell. It can remain in the bell for long periods of time, waiting for its prey
  • Predators: frogs and fish
  • Lay eggs inside the diving bells
  • Found in ponds
  • Resides in Europe, Asia, and Africa
  • Lives approximately two years