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Dolomedes triton I learned only recently that the common name of 'six-spotted fishing spider' is not a reference to the white spots on the abdomen, but to the six dark spots on the spider’s sternum. Araneae,Dolomedes triton,Geotagged,Pisauridae,Six-spotted fishing spider,Summer,United States,arachnid,arthropod,fauna,invertebrate,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dolomedes triton

I learned only recently that the common name of 'six-spotted fishing spider' is not a reference to the white spots on the abdomen, but to the six dark spots on the spider’s sternum.

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  1. Interesting! I love learning new things...thanks for the fun fact. :) Posted one month ago

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The six-spotted fishing spider, ''Dolomedes triton'', is an arachnid from the nursery web spider family Pisauridae. This species is from the genus ''Dolomedes'', the fishing spiders. These spiders can be seen scampering along the water’s surface when a person walks by in which they are often referred to as dock spiders because they are often witnessed as they quickly vanish through the cracks of a boat dock.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 21, 2021. Captured Aug 31, 2015 08:22 in 234P+85 Hiller, PA, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm