Thursday, October 13, 2011

Striped Fishing Spider (Dolomedes scriptus)

A somewhat atypical specimen, as the patterns of Striped Fishing Spiders generally don't contrast to this degree, and the dark areas of most individuals are more brown than black. This immature female had a body length of about 6 to 8 mm.

A photo of a similarly colored Striped Fishing Spider can be found at the Blog ... close encounters with Dolomedes spiders.