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lesser raft spider we saw several of these colorful beauties on plants, no water nearby. Dolomedes fimbriatus,Geotagged,Netherlands,Raft spider,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

lesser raft spider

we saw several of these colorful beauties on plants, no water nearby.

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  1. Another cracking shot Paul! Posted 21 days ago
    1. Thank you very much Claire. Posted 21 days ago

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The raft spider, ''Dolomedes fimbriatus'', is a European spider of the family Pisauridae. The raft spider is one of the two largest spiders in the United Kingdom. Like other ''Dolomedes'' spiders it hunts by running on the surface of water, and can submerge altogether to hide from predators.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded May 14, 2020. Captured Aug 29, 2019 10:46 in Benderse, 7963 RA Dwingeloo, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 560mm