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Six-spotted fishing spider (Dolomedes triton) ??? - no - it is a Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina brevipes) - Pisaurina brevipes

Six-spotted fishing spider (Dolomedes triton) ??? - no - it is a Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina brevipes) - Pisaurina brevipes
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
October 22, 2009
Size: 1" +

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Moved from ID Request.

Pisaurina brevipes, a Nursery Web Spider

 
Duly noted and corrected. Th
Duly noted and corrected. Thanks.
How do you guys do this? I have several insect and spider books and none show this one.

 
Restricted range?
This may be a species that has a limited range. Field guides tend to go with species with widespread distribution because the field guide itself will be widely distributed:-)

 
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Its build reminded me of a common local spider, Pisaurina mira. I knew yours was different, so I checked on other choices in the genus. Very distinctive stripes, which made that part fairly easy. It's mostly just a matter of seeing enough different things and knowing which are related. I still mess up on IDs plenty :)

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