Dolomedes albineus, 29 June 2019

Dolomedes albineus, the White-banded fishing spider;
Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019).

Ranging throughout much of the eastern half of the United States, the White-banded fishing spider is an apt and able hunter. They tend to hang out near creeks and small streams, hunting for arthropods and even tadpoles. This individual was photographed one evening camped out above a small freshwater creek line within the Bulow Creek State Park area.

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