Unidentified

Picture ID 136638

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I’m thinking it might be a Tiger Wolf Spider? but I really don’t know. He’s tan with striped legs. Quite large. Living in the basement in a greenhouse. Start of a web nearby.

  • Submitted by: 
    MFDMONROE
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2021
  • Photographed: Apr 26, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Pulaski, New York, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Looks like a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. Is the greenhouse using purple lighting? I saw some plants like this under purple lights at at a commercial greenhouse and I forgot to ask the employees what the purpose is. Wolf Spiders don’t have much agility for climbing, but Fishing Spiders are the opposite. This one looks very comfortable. They are ambush hunters, not web hunters, but the females make a special web for offspring. It’s called a nursery web. After a Fishing Spider fills an egg sac and the babies are ready to emerge the mother makes the web around… Read more »