Dolomedes albineus
(White-banded Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 10710

Picture of Dolomedes albineus (White-banded Fishing Spider) - Dorsal
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BugmanDan

Hi, a little uncertainty here, but looks a bit like a flatty, Selenopidae family.
As a kid before I knew spiders, I called them lone rangers for their black mask like pattern.
A harmless spider, playing with them,if any ever bit, I never noticed.
Chance I am wrong here, don’t go handling unless certain.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a White-banded Fishing Spider, Dolomedes albineus.

BugmanDan

Hi, I see the fishing spider in this now, they can often be mistaken for wolf spiders.
These big spiders may seem intimidating, but they are quite harmless, I make challenge of catching them by hand and not bitten, just a good sting if they do. Living with dangerous spiders about, it might help to know these will eat recluse if their paths cross. A comparative photo of size I usually found in Florida:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/171880

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