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Spotting

Description:

Large, brown water spider of some kind.

Notes:

Found on a dead tree in the middle of the lake at least 20 feet from shore.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dolomedes Fishing Spider http://www.google.com/imghp


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5 Comments

tiwa329
tiwa329 8 years ago

This is a fishing spider.

tiwa329
tiwa329 8 years ago

I realy like the legs!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Definitely not a brown recluse. They have a violin shape on their back though because they are very small it's sometimes difficult to make out. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/719... As the name suggests, they are pretty reclusive & tend to hang out in basements & other out of the way places so you would be unlikely to find one on a tree in daylight.

LorrieMillerPerko
LorrieMillerPerko 10 years ago

Looks more like a fishing spider.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=fishing+sp...

Holly Taylor
Holly Taylor 10 years ago

Could this be a brown recluse spider?

AshleyAkers
Spotted by
AshleyAkers

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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