Picture ID 194446

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think this is a dark fishing spider. It's about an inch long, including legs, and it was on an outdoor signpost.

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  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2024
  • Photographed: Apr 1, 2024
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Massachusetts, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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I think it’s Dolomedes scriptus. I’m surprised that you found it this early in the year. I’ve seen two wolf spiders ( in New Hampshire) outdoors so far this year, and almost no insects. D. tenebrosus and D. vitatus are most common for fishing spiders in Mass. I have seen D. scriptus. in the area. I’ll leave the ID open for others to give opinions for a while. Thank you for sharing your photo. https://bugguide.net/node/view/38828

Last edited 10 days ago by TangledWeb