Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 54453

Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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I found this spider in a box in my grandmother’s shed located in Dickson County, Tennessee. It’s the biggest spider I’ve ever seen in my life. If I had to guess I’d say legspan was at least 2 and a half inches, maybe 3. Initial guess would be some sort of wolf spider, as those are prevalent in that area.

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Hi, this is a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.

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