Fishing Spider

Subject:  Spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Dawsonville, Georgia
Date: 06/18/2021
Time: 01:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What type of spider is this
How you want your letter signed:  Amy

Fishing Spider

Dear Amy,
This is a Fishing Spider in the genus
Dolomedes, most likely a White Banded Fishing Spider, Dolomedes albineusFishing Spiders get their common name because most species are associated with water and they are able to dive beneath the surface to escape predators as well as to hunt for fish, tadpoles and aquatic insects.

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