Dolomedes vittatus

The following photograph shows a Dolomedes vittatus, a species in the genus of Fishing Spiders.

The spider posed for a few photos before it retreated to the safety of its hidey-hole — a crack in the joint between two concrete water drainage pipes.

26 MAY 2020 | Fairfax County, VA | Dolomedes vittatus

Michael Powell spotted the spider during a photowalk with me at an undisclosed location in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Mike was able to identify the spider with the help of some members of BugGuide.

Copyright © 2020 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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