Ballooning spider
Ballooning spider Bal*loon"ing spi"der (Zo["o]l.) A spider which has the habit of rising into the air. Many kinds (esp. species of {Lycosa}) do this while young by ejecting threads of silk until the force of the wind upon them carries the spider aloft. [1913 Webster]

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