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 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dolomedes scriptus includes 1 countries and 3 states in the United States. Dolomedes scriptus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

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


Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, 1845

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Dolomedes scriptus (Striped Fishing Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 28, 2017 by Spider ID member hommel1. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Dolomedes scriptus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Dolomedes scriptus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Dolomedes scriptus has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: High foliage (1). Freshwater river, lake, stream (2).

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: Kentucky, Minnesota, New York.


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

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  • August: 1
  • September: 2
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Featured Pictures

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