Subject: White Banded Fishing Spider
Geographic location of the bug: Montgomery, TX in forest.
Time: 05:18 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi,
Just thought you might like to add this picture to the article you have about the white banded fishing spider. This thing is huge and hangs out on our back porch up on the bricks and assists with bug control. He or she is very white and I found it strange just how white it really is.
How you want your letter signed: Casey Ellison
Your images of a White Banded Fishing Spider, Dolomedes albineus, are positively gorgeous. Not all White-Banded Fishing Spiders have such a light coloration, and BugGuide indicates: “Generally an ID can be made by the white band along the ‘face’ (clypeus).”