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Spider in North Central Pennsylvania - Dolomedes

Spider in North Central Pennsylvania - Dolomedes
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 20, 2008
Size: 1 1/4 in body; 3 in legs
jumped on me from above in shower, spider trapped and moved outside for photo.

Moved from Spiders.

Fishing spider.
Kudos for not killing her! This is a female fishing spider, probably Dolomedes tenebrosus. No, she wasn't on the hunt in the shower:-) LOL! Just meandered in by mistake most likely...Despite their size they are not dangerously venomous.

my female fishing spider
Thank you, very quick and detailed response. My 14 year-old daughter interns at a reptile zoo, but she couldn't help me here.

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