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Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 10622

Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Male - Eyes

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Female Dolomedes scriptus. 3 of 3.

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ItsyBitsy

Palps look like they’re beginning to swell, I suspect an immature male. Dark coloration between eye rows, this is D. tenebrosus. Filed x3. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Because they vary and are similar looking I look for several things when distinguishing between D. tenebrosus and D. scriptus. The dark coloration between eyes rows is one thing, I also look at the “W” pattern on the abdomen – on D. scriptus it is bolder and also the median carapace stripe is more complete on D. scriptus.

ItsyBitsy

Sounds good, I look forward to making a page for it. 😀

ItsyBitsy

I don’t know how to distinguish the females … I need to look at them closer, I think your right … but I’m not positive. I’ll wait for the male.

ItsyBitsy

Where?

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