Fishing Spider – 9/3/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/3/12

Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.

Observation Location: Borderland State Park

Common Name: Fishing Spider

Scientific Name: Dolomedes vittatus

Comments: This huge spider (about 3″) was spotted in aquatic vegetation near the stone hut at the edge of Lower Leach Pond at Borderland State Park. A boy with a butterfly net scooped it up so I could get a photo of it. I got the identification from The three pairs of yellow spots on the rear abdomen help identify this species.

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Fishing Spider