Picture ID 98578

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found in car, some webbing closer to the window but did not seem like a complete web.

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  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 16, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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This is either a Raft Spider, Dolomedes fimbriatus, or the larger and rarer Great Raft Spider, Dolomedes plantarius. They are in family Pisauridae with the Fishing Spiders and Nursery Web Spiders. Spiders trail a strand of silk behind them as a tether. In a moving car they might plant the thread with dabs of silk to anchor it. in a few places, like they are doing some extreme rock climbing,