Still think it’s a fishing spider, but now it looks like it’s eating a daddy long legs!
Does anyone have any ideas?
That would be my guess as well. If not, it’s a Wolf Spider – eyes are just not quite clear enough to discern.
It is a White Fishing Spider, Dolomedes albineus. It is something new to see one eating a Harvestmen, which is also an arachnid. Arachnids, like insects, don’t hesitate to eat their own kind. Fishing spiders are much better at climbing than Wolf Spiders. Almost always, if it is a big striped spider on a vertical surface, it’s a Fishing Spider. They use this ability to climb trees and boat docks and watch for water prey without being seen by the prey.
Glad to make it’s acquaintance – I haven’t met that species of Dolomedes before. Thanks!
It’s the easiest one too!