Comments & ID Thoughts
My mum took this photo yesterday, at her house in the country. She said the spider was “huge,” but didn’t know exactly how big I used to see these spiders on the wall very occasionally and was always terrified because they were so massive. Does anyone know what type of spider this is? I’ve always been curious. Thank you!
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- Submitted: May 6, 2019
- Photographed: May 6, 2019
- Spider: Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider)
- Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
It is a female of one of the Fishing Spiders, one of the Dolomedes species in the Nursery Web Weaver family Pisauridae.
Oh wow, thank you so much!