Florida Spiders: There
are quite a few common spider types that can
be found through out the state of Florida.
The most common spiders you can see are the
Jumping Spider, Crab
Spider, Golden Silk Spider, Spiny Orb Weaver
Spider, Black & Yellow Argiope Spider, Green
Lynx, Wolf Spider, Long-Jawed Orb Weaver Spider,
and the Brown Recluse Spider.
Spiders do not
construct webs, but actively hunt prey during
the day, pouncing on their luckless victims.
These spiders are often found under stones or
are medium crab-like
spiders. They walk sideways and backwards to
escape harm. Crab Spiders do not spin webs. They
are experts in camouflage as they can blend in
perfectly with the flowers.
The Golden Silk
Spider is found
spiders feed primarily on flying insects, which
they catch in webs that may be greater than a
meter in diameter. They are most commonly found
in forests, along trails and at clearing edges.
Orb Weaver Spider
The spiny orb-weaver
spider is one of the most colorful and easily
recognized spiders in Florida. The dorsum of the
abdomen is usually white with black spots and
large red spines on the margin.
Yellow Argiope Spider
(large back section) is egg-shaped with black
and yellow coloring. Argiope
spiders tend to hang head down in the middle of
a medium-sized web that has thickened, zigzag
bands of silk in the center. Most Argiope
Spiders like to live in fields and gardens. They
like sunny places with little or no wind to
build their webs. Each night, they eat their web
and build a new one.
Lynx Spider is
commonly encountered on shrubs, weeds and
foliage. Lynx spiders get their name from the
way that they sometimes pounce on their prey in
a catlike fashion. These spiders spend their
time hunting for insects in bushes and low
plants. They are fast runners, but can
occasionally be seen lying in wait for prey
beside flowers. They build no web for prey
capture, but they do release a silk dragline as
they hunt among leaves.
mistaken as the tarantula. They are very common
and usually found on the ground, where they are
well-camouflaged. They may make a silk lined
retreat in soil, under rocks or in other
protected sites. Most are grey or brown and some
are quite large including the giant wolf spider.
Wolf Spiders are common household pest in the
fall when they are looking for a warm place to
overwinter. They are commonly found around
doors, windows, house plants, basements,
garages, and in almost all terrestrial habitats.
The Last Spider we would like to mention is the
Long-Jawed Orb Weaver
spiders characteristically cling to a support
with their short third pair of legs while
holding their remaining, much longer, legs
extended in front of and behind the body. They
are often found in association with foliage
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