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What kind of spider is this?
June 11, 2010
In southern Wisconsin, June, near wooded area. This spider is haning out on my grill cover and creating long strings to the house, (3 feet or so). Seems to be not afraid of me. Is about 2 inches overall tip to tip when standing normally. Hope you can help! Thanks!!
Daniel Pittenger
Richfield, Wisconsin

Fishing Spider

Hi Daniel,
We believe this is Dolomedes tenebrosus, one of the Fishing Spiders.  You can compare your images to ones posted to BugGuide.

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