Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 10187

Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Exuviae

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Found this in the northern woods of Indiana. It was found dead hanging from a web strung from a fallen dead tree. I've always wondered what kind of spider it was as it was one of the biggest I've ever seen.

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BugmanDan

Hi, and welcome to the site. This looks to be the ventral of a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus species.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1240548/bgimage

Jlynn73

Thank u for the feedback!

ItsyBitsy

Hi … this is actually exuviae of a Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) … a shed skin – spiders molt when they grow. Welcome to Spider ID. 🙂

Jlynn73

Thank u for the feedback!

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture