Subject: Large Huntsman Spider in Michigan?
Location: Southwest Michigan
May 26, 2012 9:10 pm
Could you please identify this large spider that is working the night shift outside our house in Southwest Michigan? It is May and 70-80degrees during the day. The second picture measures the lines on the concrete at 4 inches apart. I have never seen anything this size in 50 years here. Thank you.
This is a Fishing Spider in the genus Dolomedes. Despite the large size, they are harmless. Fishing Spiders are well represented on our website.