Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#154716
Nursery Web Spider - Dolomedes tenebrosus - female

Nursery Web Spider - Dolomedes tenebrosus - Female
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
October 28, 2007
Size: 22 mm body length
A full-frontal view. This one came out nicely, I think, so I decided to add it as a compliment to the cropped version showing only the eye pattern.

Appears to be a female, based on the palps and the size.

Images of this individual: tag all
Nursery Web Spider - Dolomedes tenebrosus - female Nursery Web Spider - Dolomedes tenebrosus - female Nursery Web Spider - Dolomedes tenebrosus - female

Excellent
Facial shot. Not sure if males reach this size.

 
Yes, must be female
The thing was huge--22 mm body length. Howell and Jenkins give body length of female as 15-26 mm, of male, 7-13 mm (1).

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.