Dolomedes albineus
(White-banded Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes albineus (White-banded Fishing Spider) - Female - Ventral

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My guess is a White Banded Fishing Spider. Found in a tree next to a small freshwater canal, about 5-1/2 ft off the ground. I have a pic that my friend took of the topside of the spider to help with identification.

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And it’s a spider eating a reptile or amphibian!! Looks like a tadpole with legs or froglet with tail stage. I don’t know the spider, the way it is holding on with four legs wrapped around the plant is different. This is the ventral (underside) surface of the spider. If you can, please post the other photo. It can’t be added to this post but you can do it as a separate post with a note. That would make identification more accurate. Thank you for posting this!

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Great shot!

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