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Photo#308196
female spider - Dolomedes - female

female spider - Dolomedes - Female
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
July 21, 2009
Size: 2.5-3.5cm
ID help? I apologize for not taking this in its natural habitat. My wife found her in the shower so I put her on the lawn for pictures. I'm kicking myself for not taking a ventral view of the abdomen through clear plastic or something.

My fist thought was lycosid, but the posterior median eyes look small and the lateral ones too close and forward. Also, it really looked to me like there were two claws and a tuft on the feet - lycosids have a third claw, but then, maybe I didn't look properly.

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Moved

Moved
Moved from True Spiders.

Looks to us more like
Dolomedes than Lycosid

 
That's a big help - thanks!
I looked them up in my book and this is almost definitely a Pisaurid. Yes, looks most like the Dolomides images, so I moved them there. I don't have any species-specific information, so that's as far as I'll go for now.

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