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Large spider  - Dolomedes scriptus

Large spider - Dolomedes scriptus
Kalkaska , Michigan, USA
July 8, 2013
Size: 2.5"+
Initially gliding across water in lake 2-3 feet off shore at 11pm. Kept him over night to show some friends and then let him run away. Quite impressive!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Wow
He is handsome/pretty!

 
The really cool thing was tha
The really cool thing was that I put a large wood chip in the water jar for it to rest on. When I popped the lid, it dove underwater and clung upside down to the chip and did not come air for several minutes. It was quite a sight.

Looks like ....
Dolomedes scriptus.

Fishing Spider
genus Dolomedes

 
Thanks. Are pics good enough
Thanks. Are pics good enough to tell male vs female?

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