Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Pisauridae
Genus: Dolomedes
Species: tenebrosus (ten-ee-BRO-sus) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Deer, Arkansas
Rogers, Arkansas
Kissimmee, Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Cornelia, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
Edwardsville, Illinois
Macomb, Illinois
Des Moines, Iowa
Alpena, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Sedalia, Missouri
Charlestown, New Hampshire
Endicott, New York
Gowanda, New York
Tyner, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Middletown, Ohio
Lexington, Tennessee
Roanoke, Virginia
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Members' Notes:

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positives
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Positive

On May 6, 2007, passiflora07 from Fern Park, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is such a cool-looking spider! The ones I've come across have been surprisingly docile.

Positive

On Sep 5, 2008, ca909ia515 from Des Moines, IA wrote:

I have one that has her egg sack and is a couple of weeks from making her nursery web.I also have a 1/2 inch and
1&1/2 inch

Neutral

On Feb 8, 2010, Harpman from Sedalia, MO wrote:

It is a small world. Amazing how something like a spider can be common to so many people, so far away.