Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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I don’t know very much about spiders scientifically. I just know that this thing measured about 5 inches from his front legs to his back, if not a little more. He was black and you could actually see some sort of fangs On his face. He’s lost in our house now. Somebody told me that it looked like a wolf spider but I have no idea. We are in the county right outside of Richmond Virginia, kind of in the country. This thing was in my daughters bedroom on top of the curtain rod. It’s still running around.

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Tentative given the amount of detail but this is likely a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.

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