Subject: Dolomedes (?) with odd markings?
Geographic location of the bug: Hawthorne, Florida
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
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.