Dolomedes fimbriatus

3년 전

No, it's not an enchantment from Harry Potter. It's a little scary spider that has a bite in class with a wasp. When I tried to take some pictures on it, it behaved very aggressively and made an attack at the camera. 

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The first instinct was to throw the camera and run screaming away. But I gathered some courage and got some pictures anyway.   

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Can understand that it got annoyed with me though.   

Below is some info from Wikipedia, It´s translated from Swedish so I can´t be 100 % sure about the correctness ;)  

"Marsh spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) is a European spider species belonging to the family of nursery web spider. The marsh spider and the tailor spider (Dolomedes plantarius) are the two largest spider species in Sweden. The marsh spider thrives in marshy environments and chases fish shrimp and insect larvae on the water surface. It is relatively aggressive.   As a grown-up, the spider has a dark brown body with bright longitudinal bands on the sides. Young marsh spiders are usually brighter. The female can reach a body length of up to 22 millimeters." 

Source: Wikipedia   

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S9  



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Good shots!

But: Are you sure that is a Dolomedes fimbriatus? They don't make webs, and I have never seen an adult without the stripes, like this one I photographed:

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I´m not sure. It doesn´t look like your spider, it´s very cool.

Do you have an idea?

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Still looking ... 8-) Best guess so far is giant house spider (Tegenaria gigantea).

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Thanks for your help, looked at some similar giant house spider and it was probably one of them.

Maybe I can ask you if I find another spider that I´m not sure of? You seem to know your spiders?

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I'm more into insects, but I do know a spider expert. Guess what his nickname is ...

He's not often available for questions, though, but I can try.

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My guess is Spiderman? :P

Ok, I won´t harass him with questions. He must be too busy fighting crime.

Wow! Glad you stayed brave, those photos are great! :D

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Haha, thank you. It was quite a challenge ;)

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