Picture ID 125812

Picture of unidentified spider

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In Minnesota...what kind of spider is this?

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  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 22, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: East Bethel, Minnesota, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Dolomedes sp., a Fishing Spider.


I might be a little out of practice, but I’ll guess Dolomedes tenebrosus. Hey, Vonpaulus, how ya doin’?


…and I’ll agree with you.I’m doing fine and we’re so glad you’re back. I meam me and the spiders waiting to be identified.Can you see us rejoicing and cheering ๐Ÿ˜€ ?

Last edited 5 days ago by Vonpaulus

Aww, thanks! Tahaha! Yes, I can see you and all your spiders rejoicing. ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t know how much time I will be able to devote to this, but I’m sure glad to be back. I’ve missed y’all. It looks like BugGuide.net has clarified their identification guide for Dolomedes, and I just may have been misidentifying D. tenebrosus specimens as D. scriptus for a long time. The new blurb clarifies that the “w” marking found in D. scriptus needs to have white all the way across, and that D. tenebrosus possesses a similar marking (as seen in this ^ photograph)… Read more ยป