Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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please help me identify this spider. it was in my clothes this morning and almost gave me a stroke. I have never see a spider this big in my life. The picture does it no justice.

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This is one of the Fishing Spiders, one of the Dolomedes species in the Nursery Web Weaver family Pisauridae.

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture