Argyroneta aquatica

Argyroneta aquatica

Argyroneta aquatica

Argyroneta aquatica or the Water Spider is a spider that lives underwater for most of its life. They belong to the Araneae order and the Argyronetidae family.


Their whole body is opague/translucent. Their head is brown and their body is black. The water spider is the only spider in which the males are larger than the females.


These spiders occur in Europe and some parts of Asia. It is one of the few spiders that can survive in water. Its prey consists of insects and and other small animals that are foolish enough to get too close.

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