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Dolomedes scriptus
(Striped Fishing Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Dolomedes scriptus, commonly known as Striped Fishing Spider, belongs to the genus Dolomedes, in the family Pisauridae. Dolomedes scriptus spiders have been sighted 16 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dolomedes scriptus includes 1 countries and 10 states in the United States. Dolomedes scriptus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Striped Fishing Spider

Author

Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, 1845

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Sightings Overview

There have been 16 confirmed sightings of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on September 13, 2023 by Spider ID member nrom973. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 16 sightings because of certain Dolomedes scriptus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 19% of the time, Dolomedes scriptus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 16)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Dolomedes scriptus has been sighted 20 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (8). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Dolomedes scriptus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Dolomedes scriptus has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 4
  • May: 3
  • June: 2
  • July:
  • August: 3
  • September: 4
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:

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Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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