Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider) - Picture 24

  • Photographer: Image © Ron Knopik, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
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  • License/Copyright: CC BY 2.0
  • Date photographed: July 21, 2008
  • Description: An adult female "Dark Fishing Spider" with her fresh egg sac in her chelicerae. This is how they hold on to their egg sac and protect it until the baby spiders emerge.
  • Maturity: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Attributes: Egg Sacs, Eyes
  • City/Region: Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, Wapello
  • State: Iowa
  • Country: United States

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