Dolomedes scriptus or tenebrosus, maybe?
Location:  Fairfield, Maine USA
August 23, 2010 12:23 pm
Dear Bugman,
I was heading fishing and found a colony or family of fishing spiders on the side of the dock. I think they were all the same type, but I could not be certain. The longest legged one was carrying an egg sac.
Thank you,
James R

Fishing Spider with Egg Sac

Hi James,
If we had to chose between the two species, we would guess that your Fishing Spider is
Dolomedes scriptus based on this photo posted to BugGuide.

Fishing Spider

Hi Daniel,
Yes, that does look correct.  Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work on the site!

2 Responses to Fishing Spider

  1. City On A Hill says:

    Do these guys inhabit woods as well? Found something that is large and gray, maybe furry, in the woods in Maine. Any ideas? There are swamps down the road.

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