Fishing spider?

14 OCT 2020 | Huntley Meadows Park | Wolf Spider (Tigrosa helluo)

A medium-size spider — possibly a species in the genus of Fishing Spiders — was observed along the railing of the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

The spider was very skittish. It would venture out from a crack between two pieces of boardwalk railing, only to scurry back to safety every time I tried to move closer for a tighter shot.

Post Update

Sincere thanks to Sarah Rose, Laura Lee Paxson, and Todd Traxler — members of the BugGuide Facebook group — for help in identifying this individual as a Wolf Spider (Tigrosa helluo).

Copyright © 2020 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Fishing spider?”

  1. Sherry Felix Says:

    Cool. I love bugguide. They are brilliant.

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