Subject: Fishing Spider, but which one?
Location: Slade, KY; Red River Gorge
August 20, 2012 9:29 am
I can not pin down exactly what this guy (or girl?) is. Pretty sure it is a fishing spider, though it was at about 1200 above sea level with no water anywhere near by. It was unintentionally fending off intruders from an outhouse. She was the biggest spider I have seen yet with a body of almost an inch and a half in length.
We believe this is Dolomedes tenebrosus. Compare this image on BugGuide.