Picture ID 56939

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2019
  • Photographed: Apr 13, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Accokeek, Maryland, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Freshwater river, lake, stream
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi. this looks to be a six spotted fishing spider, Dolomedes triton species. One of the nursery web spiders. Yes, they are pretty and quite harmless. These are the aquatic feeders, sit at a bank with a leg or two in the water. they can ‘feel’ small marine life going by, dive and catch small fish,tadpoles,etc. Spooked, they can dive into the water to avoid predators like birs, and can stay submerged longer than your patience will hold. They can also run across water surface. They are the only fishing spider found out west where I presently reside, I spotted… Read more »