10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus

Who sees my little friend?  Look closely if you dare.  🙂

Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful markings!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    Do they really ‘fish’ for their meals somehow? Or did they get their name because they’re often in areas where people fish?

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  3. Tenebrosus means ‘shadowy.’


  4. Glad I didn’t see your post until this morning, I’d have had nightmares last night! 😉 Me don’t like spiders. Petrified!

    That being said, he is pretty amazing looking. 🙂

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Handsome spider – but I wonder what it’s trying to fish for in your wood pile…??

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Pretty spider. How big is he?

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  7. Jet Eliot says:

    Wonderful to see this dark fishing spider up close on Spidurday, Steve.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Is this the sort of fishing spider we might sometimes see walking on water? I always love finding those.

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    • Yes although I have never witnessed that phenomenon. We have some “moisture” in the yard but not enough to support even one fish. BugGuide says that they eat small insects (I do have plenty of those) and small fish.


  9. Wally Jones says:

    I love these big spiders! Such a fantastic pattern.

    I know I’m repetitious but it’s your fault: Superb photograph!

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    • Thanks, Wally. Would it help if I post a clinker once in awhile? 🙂 Actually I am sure I’ve posted some already.

      I find all insects, with a few exceptions, to be attractive. And the closer you look at spiders the more interesting they become.


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