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White Banded Fishing (Dolomedes albineus)

The white banded fishing spider belongs to the nursery web spider group, indigenous to the United States of America.

Scientific Classification

White Banded Fishing Spider

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females measuring 23 mm (.90 inches) approximately are slightly larger than males who are 18 mm (.70 inches) long.

Color: Their color is variable as some may be brown while a few are mossy green with dark markings. It has a white band in the area below its eyes, around the jaws and even on its entire carapace at times apart from the center which has a black spot.

White Banded Fishing Spider Size

Eggs

The eggs are small and round remaining in the egg sac guarded by the female.

White Banded Fishing Spider Egg

Spiderlings

The spiderlings disperse after their first molt outside the egg sac.

The Web

Though the white banded fishing spider builds webs, it is not used for catching preys since they hunt them down.

Is the White Banded Fishing Spider Poisonous and Do They Bite  

They are not aggressive but like most other species of nursery web spiders, they may bite if provoked. Being large in size, their bite may be painful, not dangerous though leading to redness or localized pain.

White Banded Fishing Spider Picture

Quick Facts

Distribution Found in the whole of United States
Habitat Aquatic areas particularly cypress swamps
Diet Aquatic insects as well as small fish
Lifespan Unknown

Image Credits: I.pinimg.com, Media.sciencephoto.com, Bugguide.net, Cdn.whatsthatbug.com

The white banded fishing spider belongs to the nursery web spider group, indigenous to the United States of America.

White Banded Fishing Spider

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females measuring 23 mm (.90 inches) approximately are slightly larger than males who are 18 mm (.70 inches) long.

Color: Their color is variable as some may be brown while a few are mossy green with dark markings. It has a white band in the area below its eyes, around the jaws and even on its entire carapace at times apart from the center which has a black spot.

White Banded Fishing Spider Size

Eggs

The eggs are small and round remaining in the egg sac guarded by the female.

White Banded Fishing Spider Egg

Spiderlings

The spiderlings disperse after their first molt outside the egg sac.

The Web

Though the white banded fishing spider builds webs, it is not used for catching preys since they hunt them down.

Is the White Banded Fishing Spider Poisonous and Do They Bite  

They are not aggressive but like most other species of nursery web spiders, they may bite if provoked. Being large in size, their bite may be painful, not dangerous though leading to redness or localized pain.

White Banded Fishing Spider Picture

Quick Facts

Distribution Found in the whole of United States
Habitat Aquatic areas particularly cypress swamps
Diet Aquatic insects as well as small fish
Lifespan Unknown

Image Credits: I.pinimg.com, Media.sciencephoto.com, Bugguide.net, Cdn.whatsthatbug.com

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