Fishing spider

7354.        I found this spider 2 weeks ago on my concrete basement floor. Did not find any web. Must have been feeding on the spider crickets that make their way into my basement. It is quite large, about 3 inches from tip of legs. I put it on a regular napkin for visual size reference. Can you please identify and let me know if it is aggressive and how venomous is the bite. Thanks! Sewell, NJ. United States


Number 7354.    This is a fishing spider (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes. They are not aggressive, but large specimens can deliver a painful (but not dangerous) bite if handled carelessly. See Fishing spider detailed information