Fishing Spider – 9/3/12
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 9/3/12
Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.
Observation Location: Borderland State Park
Common Name: Fishing Spider
Scientific Name: Dolomedes vittatus
Comments: This huge spider (about 3″) was spotted in aquatic vegetation near the stone hut at the edge of Lower Leach Pond at Borderland State Park. A boy with a butterfly net scooped it up so I could get a photo of it. I got the identification from www.bugguide.net. The three pairs of yellow spots on the rear abdomen help identify this species.
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