Subject: Possible Fishing spider? Please help!
Location: Rome, Maine
May 24, 2012 7:20 am
Dear Bugman, We found this large furry spider hiding under a pillow on our ourdoor bench. He has rather long banded legs that seem to have white on them underneath, but he is mostly black and brown. He is about 2 1/2 inches leg to leg and really fast.
Signature: A bug loving family, in the woods of Maine
Dear bug loving family,
This is indeed a Fishing Spider and we believe it is most likely Dolomedes tenebrosus which you will find described on BugGuide.