- Dec 8, 2005
Perched on the bark of a tree like a type of fishing spider. Two inch leg span.
The tenebrosus I see are often full grown at 3 inches though, and I have never seen a HUGE one myself.
BTW Perry what guide book do you have? I am always on the look out for different books with species level ID guides.
ALSO, any chance you got mating pics? Can you list the environment they were mating in, time of day etc, for me if you could? Whatcha gonna do with the Dolomedes sac you have?
spiders of the eastern us is a great book.i hope u get a eggsac of this species.they seem really interesting.ive been keeping my eyes out for dolemedes lately.the one pictured in the book as albineus is pretty impressive aswell.dunno if they reach up north
got a overhead pic of this spider? im trying to id a pair of the large spiders and i think that might be themTwo of the tenenbrosus I found last night were the largest I've ever seen. I just measured the one at exactly 4" diagonal leg span. Both look gravid. Here's a picture of one.