Dolomedes albineus
(White-banded Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes albineus (White-banded Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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Found in Blackshear Georgia. Just wondering what kind it is and if it is dangerous.

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Hi. this is a dark fishing spider, male from the looks. Quite harmless, just don’t accidentally squish him.
They bolt like lightning if spooked, not knowing they can startle the daylight out of you, I would let it chill, they are active hunters at night so won’t hang around long.

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Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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