Dolomedes
(Fishing Spiders)

Dolomedes, commonly known as Fishing Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Pisauridae. Dolomedes spiders have been sighted 298 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dolomedes includes 6 countries and 34 states in the United States. Dolomedes is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pisauridae
  • Genus: Dolomedes

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Fishing Spiders

Other Common Names

Nursery Web Spiders, Raft Spiders, Dock Spiders

Author

Pierre André Latreille, 1804

Sightings Overview

There have been 298 confirmed sightings of Dolomedes (Fishing Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 14, 2018 by Spider ID member biskit. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 298 sightings because of certain Dolomedes sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Dolomedes spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 231)
  • Sex: 40 female and 26 male.
  • Environment: Dolomedes has been sighted 164 times outdoors, and 94 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (83). On flower (1). Low foliage (5). High foliage (17). Ground layer (15). Under rock or debris (11). Freshwater river, lake, stream (19). Saltwater (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (3). Forest (9).

Location and Range

Dolomedes (Fishing Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Estonia, Finland, New Zealand, Spain, United States.

Dolomedes has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Dolomedes has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 4
  • February: 6
  • March: 10
  • April: 49
  • May: 126
  • June: 50
  • July: 7
  • August: 11
  • September: 6
  • October: 16
  • November: 2
  • December: 7


Dolomedes Species


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