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Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)

Synonyms: Dolomedes italicus

Wikipedia Abstract

The raft spider, also known as the Jesus Spider, Dolomedes fimbriatus, is a European spider of the family Pisauridae. The raft spider is one of the two largest spiders in the United Kingdom, and derives its name from its ability to walk on water. Like other Dolomedes spiders it hunts by running on the surface of water, and can submerge altogether to hide from predators. It was described in chapter 5 of the book Svenska Spindlar by the Swedish arachnologist and entomologist Carl Alexander Clerck. It is the type species of its genus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Affluents de l'Our entre Setz et Schoenberg (Amel; Sankt Vith) 583 Belgium  
An den Ziegenböcken 996 Germany  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Dolmar und Christeser Grund 2592 Germany  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Izsáki Kolon-tó 8841 Hungary  
Leutratal - Cospoth - Schießplatz Rothenstein 4258 Germany  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Saarhölzbachtal - Zunkelsbruch 376 Germany  
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Wimbledon Common 861 England, United Kingdom  
Woolmer Forest 1647 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Baetis scambus[1]
Cicadella viridis[1]
Cloeon dipterum (Lake Olive Dun Mayfly)[1]
Dolichopus claviger[1]
Dolichopus griseipennis[1]
Dolichopus nigricornis[1]
Dolichopus ungulatus[1]
Dolichopus urbanus[1]
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)[1]
Eristalis arbustorum[1]
Haematopota crassicornis (Black-horned Cleg)[1]
Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)[1]
Leptophlebia marginata[1]
Limnephilus rhombicus (Northern caddisfly)[1]
Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)[1]
Lochmaea capreae <Unverified Name>[1]
Ochlerotatus punctor <Unverified Name>[1]
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus[1]
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly)[1]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[1]
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)[1]
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)[1]
Tanytarsus pallidicornis[1]
Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker Dragonfly)2
Anabolia nervosa (Quiverfly)1
Anacaena lutescens1
Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )4
Anthocoris nemorum (Common Flower Bug)1
Apus apus (Common Swift)1
Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)1
Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing)1
Bufo bufo (Common European toad)1
Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle)1
Calopteryx virgo (Beautiful Demoiselle)1
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)1
Ciconia ciconia (White Stork)1
Ciconia nigra (Black Stork)1
Coenagrion puella (Azure Damselfly)1
Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)1
Cordulia aenea (Downy Emerald Dragonfly)1
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)5
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)1
Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe)1
Haematopota crassicornis (Black-horned Cleg)1
Hybomitra micans (Black-legged Horse Fly)1
Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer)3
Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)1
Ischnura elegans (Blue-tailed Damselfly)1
Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orbweaver)1
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)1
Leucorrhinia dubia (White-faced Dragonfly)1
Libellula depressa (Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly)1
Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)1
Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)1
Meles meles (European Badger)1
Metellina segmentata (Common Orb Weaver)1
Milvus migrans (Black Kite)1
Milvus milvus (Red Kite)1
Motacilla alba (White Wagtail)1
Motacilla cinerea (Grey Wagtail)4
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)1
Natrix natrix (European Grass Snake)1
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)4
Oligotricha striata (Large Red Sedge Caddisfly)1
Orthetrum cancellatum (Black-tailed Skimmer)1
Pardosa agricola1
Pardosa amentata (Spotted Wolf Spider)1
Phaonia tuguriorum1
Phryganea grandis1
Pirata piraticus (Spider)12
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly)2
Rana temporaria (European frog)1
Rhacognathus punctatus (Heather Shield Bug)1
Sericostoma personatum (Welshman's Button Caddisfly)1
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)2
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)4
Siphona geniculata1
Somatochlora metallica (Brilliant Emerald)1
Spilogona denigrata1
Spilogona solitariana1
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)1
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)1
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)1
Sympetrum flaveolum (Yellow-winged Darter)1
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Red-veined Darter)1
Sympetrum sanguineum (Ruddy Darter)1
Sympetrum striolatum (Common Darter)1
Tabanus autumnalis (Large Marsh Horse Fly)1
Tabanus bromius (Band-eyed Brown Horse Fly)1
Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)15
Tetragnatha montana1
Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper)1
Turdus pilaris (Fieldfare)1
Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing)3





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