What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Dark Fishing spider?
Location: Ruffin, SC
August 11, 2017 3:33 am
Found her on my curtains last night before going to bed. Wondering if this beautiful spider was a dark fishing spider?
Signature: Melissa

Whitebanded Fishing Spider

Dear Melissa,
We need to begin by telling you we are really impressed that you found this large spider in your home and you were still able to go to bed.  We are also impressed that you agree it is beautiful.  In our opinion, this is a Whitebanded Fishing Spider,
Dolomedes albineus, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Generally an ID can be made by the white band along the ‘face’ (clypeus).”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ruffin, South Carolina

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