Dolomedes albineus
(White-banded Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 57215

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

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I'm not sure, but I believe this spider might be in the wolf spider family. It's body and legs are hairy/furry.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

TangledWeb

Hi, fishing spiders do have similarities to wolf spiders. Both have eyes that reflect light, which is useful for nocturnal animals (like cats) in enhancing the flow of light into their retinas. Wolf and fishing spiders are both ambush predators that don’t use webs to catch prey, though they do have silk for other purposes. Both are at risk of being killed by parasitic wasps or having their egg sacks parasitized. The females carry their egg sacks under their bodies to guard them. Fishing spiders and the related Nursery Web spiders carry the egg sack with their chelacerae (under their… Read more »

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