Subject: fishing spider?
Location: Catoctin Mountains, Maryland
May 28, 2012 8:49 pm
I know you’ve had a lot of these lately, but mine was too pretty not to share. I thought she was a wolf spider at first, especially because we have creeks around but the house (she was hanging out over our sliding door) doesn’t have water particularly close to it. I caught her in a glass so my 17-year-old brother could text a picture to his arachnophobic girlfriend… what a romantic… then took a few pictures myself.
This really is a lovely Fishing Spider in the genus Dolomedes. The striping and coloration on the legs is especially nice.