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Dark Fishing Spider

Dolomedes tenebrosus


Large, robust spider. Abdomen rounded in the front, widest in the middle, and tapered towards the rear. Abdomen gray or brown with a series of black ‘W’-shaped markings on posterior half and unique pattern on the front half that somewhat resembles the face of an ant.


Deciduous forests. Despite the moniker of “fishing spider,” this particular species is frequently found far from water.

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1 Comment

Noirfull 5 years ago

Huntsman Spider.Fascinating creepy crawlers.
Heteropoda sp. Family Sparassidae.

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.59, Long: -73.41

Spotted on Sep 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014

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