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Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Spider mostly brown, with black and white stripes. Would fit on a teaspoon. Ran quickly but not very far when I tried to catch it.

Click to zoom in the pictures below:

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It resembles Dolomedes tenebrosus, commonly called the Dark Fishing Spider, and it belongs to the family Pisauridae.

Spider

Image Source: Bug Guide

Males are generally thinner in profile than the females, which is well depicted below.

Spider male-female comparison

Image Source: Spiders.Us

Based on the pictures provided, you seem to have captured a male Dolomedes tenebrosus.

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  • $\begingroup$ Based on the OP's description of size, I'd say they found a male (7-13mm) $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Jun 4 '17 at 13:27
  • $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist I would agree. I have updated the answer to include that information. $\endgroup$ – Imtiaz Raqib Jun 4 '17 at 16:34

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