I thought this was another fishing spider because I found it on this bridge abutment perched over water but I'm not sure. I favored one of the Wolf Group. Giff Beaton thinks it is another Dolomedes. If it is it is D. tenebrosus. And this is a big spider. Almost three inches from leg tip to leg tip. I believe that the one discolored leg on the spider's left side is post regeneration or something even more mysterious. I will have to take one of these big creek dwellers to learn what it is. On this day I just took its picture.

From the pier at Palarm, this monster is definitely a Dolomedes tenebrosus female and it amazed Norm. If not slightly frightening him. That is Cheryl Lavers' finger out to the side of the spider.

And from Norm's area one of the color forms of Pisaurina mira. Rich orangish here. And with her hefty eggsac. Normally these have a broad stripe on the abdomen but there are several brownish and orangish color forms apparently.

And from Tom, this is certainly another Nursery web but I cannot make it into P. mira. Or frankly any of the Pisauridae that Dorris collected in the state. There are only four species in Pisaurina in the US and Dorris collected two. This is neither. She also collected Tinus peregrinus, this is not that animal either.

And same spider in dorsal view. Has spot rows like the Fishing Spider but I cannot believe this is a Dolomedes. It would have to be a miniature D. triton hanging out on flowers. The racign stripes up front seem off for that species as well.