Picture ID 160947

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Initial search leads me to suspect it may be a Fishing Spider? It was in our backyard chicken coop in a wooded part of Wyandotte County, KS. That is a 4 inch hinge it is standing on.

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  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2022
  • Photographed: Aug 4, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi. I could be more certain with a face shot, but will say this is a dark fishing spider.
Species Dolomedes tenebrosusThey are not medically significant. One of the species not necessarily found near water
Probably preying on bugs that frequent chicken coups.
Fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus? – Dolomedes tenebrosus – BugGuide.Net


I agree. They usually have orange leg band markings and the other North American Fishing Spiders don’t have orange.


Here is where colors really don’t count. I have seen yellows and whites also and in variance of saturation.


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