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    Lightbulb spider found in west Tennessee

    This spider was found at my sons house on the carport wall in Ripley Tn. It is camouflaged with large blot on its back and white ring markings on its legs. the spider was found on July 22 2013.
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    Dolomedes albineus (Pisauridae)

    Nice find! This looks like a whitebanded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus).

    Fishing spiders are hunting spiders that don't use webs to catch prey. Despite their common name, some fishing spiders are found far from water. The terrestrial species often lie in wait on vertical surfaces; they primarily feed at night.

    They can grow quite large, but no species of fishing spider is dangerous or aggressive (unless you're a bug).
    Last edited by Ungoliant; 07-24-2013 at 02:58 PM.
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