Spider identification help

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Kantanshi
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Spider identification help

Post by Kantanshi » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:02 am

I returned home from shopping tonight and found this darling on my doorstep to welcome me home. I have not yet been able to identify it after 2+ hours searching on the internet. I'm located in south central Pennsylvania. Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by Darby » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 pm

Looks like a brown huntsman spider - compare:

http://www.ozanimals.com/Spider/Brown-H ... ulans.html

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Re: Spider identification help

Post by Kantanshi » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:27 am

The huntsman does look similar, but I think the eyes are configured a little differently. Smaller upper row of eyes with larger underneath on the huntsman, while the one I encountered had larger eyes at the top with the lower center two being approximately the same size and the outer 2 being a bit smaller. The leg coloring is also not as "ringed" looking, but that could be due to simple variance. With a bit more searching, I *think* it may be in the Dolomedes tenebrosus family (http://spiders.entomology.wisc.edu/Pisa ... rosus.html).
Can someone with some experience verify this?

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