Dolomedes minor
(Nursery Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Dolomedes minor, commonly known as Nursery Spider, belongs to the genus Dolomedes, in the family Pisauridae. Dolomedes minor spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dolomedes minor includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Dolomedes minor is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Nursery Spider


L. Koch, 1876

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Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Dolomedes minor (Nursery Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 17, 2019 by Spider ID member j_staff99. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Dolomedes minor sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 20% of the time, Dolomedes minor spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Dolomedes minor has been sighted 7 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (3). Ground layer (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (2).

Location and Range

Dolomedes minor (Nursery Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: New Zealand.


Dolomedes minor has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
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  • March: 4
  • April:
  • May: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Dolomedes minor (Nursery Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconNov 17, 2019
  • Photographed Picture iconMay 18, 2019
  • j_staff99
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  • Location iconWaitakere Ranges Regional Parkland, Karekare, Auckland, New Zealand
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