Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Pisauridae
Genus: Dolomedes
Species: triton

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Lavaca, Arkansas
Bartow, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Summerville, South Carolina
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Positive

On Dec 1, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Have netted many of these from ponds while collecting specimens for pond ecology classes. They are very shy, quickly ducking under floating plants when brought to the surface. I've never been bitten by one, though have held them in the palm of my hand many times.