Unidentified

Picture ID 113646

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Dbrown4143
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2020
  • Photographed: Jun 26, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: West Greenwich , Rhode Island, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

It looks like a Fishing Spider, possibly Dolomedes triton. They aren’t medically significant to humans. They’re quite cool spiders! I’ve watched them sit on rocks in a shallow part of a brook fishing together. They put feet in the water to feel for vibrations that feel like prey. It is like fishing with a rod, you can tell a fish strike versus nibbles and hooking weeds. When they feel the right vibrations they walk across the water to an insect or dive for a fish, frog, tadpole, etc. The hairs on their bodies form bubbles as they dive. The bubbles… Read more »

JumpingSpider467

Spiders don’t bite unless they feel threatened. If you leave a spider alone, they won’t bite 🙂