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Fishing Spider

Dolomedes tenebrosus


This large spider was hanging out on the wall, immediately over the doorway entrance to one of the caves (inside). This species can be found in dry places as well as the typical areas near water.


Cave entrance (dark, damp area) within temperate forest. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.

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ForestDragon 6 years ago

Thank you Joshua and Britsnana! I do agree that this looks like Dolomedes tenebrosus. :-)

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

This would make sense if there was a water source nearby.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Dec 29, 2014

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