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Dolomedes triton A generously sized spider identified by its large size and distinctive markings. Seen in drying mud pool in wetland habitat. <br />
Body length 60 mm Araneae,Dolomedes triton,Geotagged,Nursery web spider,Pennsylvania,Pisauridae,Six Spotted Fishing spider,Six-spotted fishing spider,Spider,Summer,United States,arachnid,arthropod,hunter,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Great picture - in which state was it? West Virginia perhaps? Posted one year ago
    1. Looks like it was geotagged as occurring in Pennsylvania? Posted one year ago
    2. Hi Barry - yes, as Lisa noted, it was in south west PA, USA. Posted one year ago, modified one year 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. This species of fishing spider is named after the mythological Greek god Triton who is the messenger of the big sea and the son of Poseidon. 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.. more

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Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Jan 9, 2019. Captured Aug 31, 2015 16:22 in 453 Evergreen Dr, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm