North American Biodiversity - Nina Zitani
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Dolomedes I

A female fishing spider is protecting her offspring. She is using her palps to hold the egg sac under her body, and will carry it around for nearly two weeks until the adorable spiderlings hatch. Most will become food for others animals but several will undoubtedly survive to adulthood (Araneae: Pisauridae: probably "Dolomedes tenebrosus").

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