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Subject:  Dolomedes (?) with odd markings?
Geographic location of the bug:  Hawthorne, Florida
Date: 06/22/2020
Time: 07:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Saw this large lady on the Hathorne trail, resting on a beam of a small bridge that crosses a tributary to Lake Lochloosa.  Looks like Dolomedes to me but can’t find any images with same striking combination of markings.  Maybe some odd form of D. albineus?  She is probably 5-6″ (8″ support beam she’s resting on), 20-June-2020.
How you want your letter signed:  Reuben

White-Banded Fishing Spider

Dear Reuben,
We agree that this is a Fishing Spider, and it is most likely
Dolomedes albineus.  Here is a very similar looking individual (also from Florida) pictured on BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Hawthorne, Florida

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