Banded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes vittatus) 072908

Banded Fishing Spider, E Ferdinandi, Helotes TX 072908 CorpusBanded Fishing Spider, E Ferdinandi, Helotes TX 072908 fThe photo on the right (enlarged on the far right to show details of the abdomen and cephalothorax) was taken by E. Ferdinandi, in Helotes, Texas. The banded fishing spider (vittatus is from the Latin root vitta, meaning "band") is a medium-sized stream-dwelling spider.  Most adults have a leg span of three inches or less. The median carapace has a pair of dark wedges that widen at the cephalic groove, and narrow backward along the thoracic furrow. Radial furrows are marked with darkened pubescence. The abdomen has three distinct pale spots on each side of its posterior half. These connect laterally across the dorsal abdomen via thin dark bands. The eyes are exposed, unlike those of the dark and whitebanded fishing spiders. NEXT PAGE -- PAGE  1  *  2  *

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