What is this spider?

Asked June 19, 2020, 5:08 AM EDT

Good morning, last summer we went kanoing on a river in the Czech Republic and we saw a really strange spider, I tried to search for it based on photos we have, but didn't find it, what is it?

Outside United States

1 Response

Hi,

I'm definitely not an expert on spiders from the Czech Republic, but given my knowledge of spiders/biology etc. I believe this to be a so-called "raft spider" in the Family: Pisauridae. As far as lower-level identification you would need to contact a local expert.

Best wishes,