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.
Apparently this species goes through a brown phase and a black and grey phase. I’ll keep an eye out for the other phase.


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.

    • 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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