This photo of a
Dolomedes Fishing Spider was taken at
Burgess Falls State Natural Area in Tennessee in early August.
There are numerous species of the Dolomedes Fishing Spider and I am not
sure which one this is. Each of his legs were between 2" and 3" long minimum.
He/she also had 6 spots on the back of it's abdomen.
If you know the exact species of this spider please let me know by e-mail
If you look closely you can see that it's right, front leg is significantly
shorter than the other legs. And if you look at the frontal view you can see
there is actually a stump of a leg below it's new leg. So it appears it's
original leg was injured and it is regenerating a new leg. I didn't know
spiders could do that.