Subject: Beauty and a beast
Geographic location of the bug: Nova Scotia, Canada
Time: 05:41 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi Bugman!
I was recently working on stream habitat assessments and ran into a gorgeous spider. I believe it’s a fishing spider (six-spotted?), but I’m not certain and was hoping for some confirmation. Isn’t she (maybe a he…) a beauty??
… Here’s hoping!
How you want your letter signed: Many thanks, Van
We are going to split Beauty and The Beast apart for posting purposes. The spider does appear to be a Six Spotted Fishing Spider, but we are not certain of the species. The other insects on the rock appear to be Stonefly larvae.