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Photo#930476
big spider - Pisaurina mira

big spider - Pisaurina mira
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
June 1, 2014
Size: 2"
Seen on a tree trunk.

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big spider - Pisaurina mira big spider - Pisaurina mira

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Actually, on a tree trunk
is a perfect place to find Dolomedes. Not all of the Dolomedes species prefer to be near water. And we usually find Pisaurina on herbaceous plants. This was just trying to confuse you! :)

Correct Family, but
looks rather to be a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira

 
darn....
And I was on a spider roll lately!!

 
big spider ID
Thank you for the correction. This makes sense, as this specimen was not near water.

 
Nursery Web Spider
Actually, many fishing spiders are not found near water. I don't really like to use whether it was near water as a guideline for fishing spiders. I've seen people find Dolomedes tenebrosus in woodlands miles away from the closest water source.

Dolomedes - fishing spider
Looks like Dolomedes striatus to me. take a look HERE

 
big spider ID
Thank you!

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