Dolomedes tenebrosus
(Dark Fishing Spider)

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Picture of Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Dorsal

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My first thought was Dolomedes tenebrosus, but now I’m thinking vittatus. I’m confident that it’s Dolomedes though.

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TangledWeb
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I think it’s Dolomedes tenebrosus because of the orange leg band markings. The dot markings are on all of the American Dolomedes species more or less. They are particularly prominent on your spider. I used the photos on Bugguide to compare them. Our Dolomedes vitatus photos are a mess of species because the site programming treats the species names, like vitatus, like human surnames and clumps them together. I don’t know why we can’t get that changed. Nobody else has weighed in on this spider yet….anybody?…..

BugmanDan
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I would go with Dolomedes tenebrosus. Dark fishing spider. Nice find.

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