Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

Picture ID 57343

Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Hi, this looks like Dolomedes albineus, a White-banded Fishing Spider.

BugmanDan

The way I distinguish these two is the dark fishing spider has more a dark ‘Hilton’ logo for face pattern and lack the white band across the face.
The white banded spider has more black mask and black mustache for the band.
They usually have a white lateral band across the anterior abdomen also.
Some I have seen have a lot of white on the carapace as well.
That is OK though,I sometimes peg one as the other.

TangledWeb

Thanks, I always appreciate ID tips! That explains the “white banded” name better.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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