Unidentified

Picture ID 42256

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found in st Augustine Florida. I think it’s a white banded fishing spider. Is it harmless

  • Submitted by: 
    Nikki3629
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 4, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St Augustine , Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Tequilamockingbird
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I think you’re right. This is a white banded fishing spider. Pretty much harmless. Impressively large though,

BugmanDan
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Hi. Definitely a male white banded fishing spier, Dolomedes albineus.
While they can bite, their venom has only little effect.
Rather reluctant to bite, save for a mama guarding eggs or young. I used o make challenge of catching these by hand and simply never bitten, they will run first.