Comments & ID Thoughts
Found in a crawl space. Could it potentially be a wolf spider? The abdomen was roughly the size of a plum.
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- Submitted: May 24, 2018
- Photographed: May 23, 2018
- Spider: Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider)
- Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Webs, In Retreat
Hi, this looks like a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.
Do they live away from water? I’m unfamiliar with their habitat but there isn’t any water near by and this was secluded in a crawl space,
Many of them don’t, this particular species however is frequently found far from water.