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Dark Fishing Spider

Dolomedes tenebrosus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Noirfull
Noirfull 4 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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