Six-spotted Fishing Spider – Dolomedes triton

Just a quick post. I found this nice specimen of a fishing spider at Audubon-Pennington park in Port Charlotte.
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Apparently this species goes through a brown phase and a black and grey phase. I’ll keep an eye out for the other phase.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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3 Responses to Six-spotted Fishing Spider – Dolomedes triton

  1. chatou11 says:

    Nice design… I hope we will be able to see the other phase.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. osh says:

    So pretty. I just “saved”, or so I thought, a Dolomedes triton from our pool. Upon investigation, I discover that it was just doing it’s thing. I got a couple of pics of it in it’s “black” phase. HUGE!! It could’ve filled my entire palm. Let me know if you can see this picture or not. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201933961651217&set=a.10200308388332900.2204092.1249763002&type=3&theater

    • I can see the picture if I click on the link. It isn’t embedded as an image with the comment. It’s possible that facebook or wordpress doesn’t like embedding from the other site. Sure is a neat spider though.

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