Fishing Spiders (Dolomedes spp.)

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Not considered dangerous to humans, Fishing Spiders are intimidating due to their large size. They're commonly encountered around streams and other water sources.
Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)
Sandy Creek, Durham Co., NC
17 June 2008

Thanks to Jean & Josh for finding this cool spider!

Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)
Sandy Creek, Durham Co., NC
17 June 2008


Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)
Fish Hatchery, Richmond Co., NC
7 Oct 2007


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Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Shoreline Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)
Dare Co., NC
16 Sep 2006

Dark morph. Note the leg-span on these spiders is easily 4 inches!


Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)
Eno Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
11 Oct 2013
Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)
Eno Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
11 Oct 2013

Note the dark "W"s on the dorsal abdomen.


Fishing Spider, possibly Dolomedes tenebrosus or D. vittatus
Eno River, Orange Co., NC
16 July 2005


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