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Species Dolomedes striatus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders)
Genus Dolomedes (Fishing Spiders)
Species striatus (Dolomedes striatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Latin: "grooved", from stria- "furrow, channel or groove"
Identification
Compared to D. triton, the white bands of D. striatus are more dorsal, more distinct, and are solid colored, and the median dark band is darker at the edge adjacent to the white bands. (1)

This species and D. triton appear to have striped femurs. While all other species have banded femurs. ~ Lynette 10/15/11

Epigynum
Range
Glaciated regions of the northeastern United States and Canada north of 40 degrees latitude to Labrador, and west to Illinois and western Ontario. (1)
Internet References
(1) www.biodiversitylibrary.org - Drawings, maps & detailed information.