THE SPIDERS OF FLORIDA

Alcimosphenus licinus
(Dominican Spider)  NON-VENOMOUS

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The spider species Alcimosphenus licinus, commonly known as Dominican Spider, belongs to the genus Alcimosphenus, in the family Tetragnathidae.. Alcimosphenus licinus is most often Sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.
WHere Spotted: Florida.
Environment:  Man-made structure. Low foliage. Ground layer. 

Anasaitis canosa
(Twin-flagged Jumping Spider)   NON-VENOMOUS

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The spider species Anasaitis canosa, commonly known as Twin-flagged Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Anasaitis, in the family Salticidae. Anasaitis canosa is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.
Where Spotted: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas.
Environment: Man-made structure. Ground layer

Araneus pegnia  NON-VENOMOUS

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The spider species Araneus pegnia belongs to the genus Araneus, in the family Araneidae.  Araneus pegnia is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October
Where Spotted: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
Environment: Man-made structure

Argiope argentata
(Silver Garden Spider)  NON-VENOMOUS 

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The spider species Argiope argentata, commonly known as Silver Garden Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae.  Argiope argentata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.
Where Spotted: California, Florida, Texas.
Environment: Man-made structure). On flower. Low foliage. Saltwater. Open field, pasture, grassland. Desert area.

 

Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)   NON-VENOMOUS

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The spider species Argiope aurantia, commonly known as Black and Yellow Garden Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae.  Argiope aurantia is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of August.
Where Spotted: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)  NON-VENOMOUS 

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The spider species Argiope trifasciata, commonly known as Banded Garden Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae.  Argiope trifasciata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.
Where Spotted: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Environment: Man-made structure. On flower. Low foliage. High foliage. Ground layer. Freshwater river, lake, stream. Open field, pasture, grassland. Forest).

Castianeira descripta
(Red-spotted Ant-mimicNON-VENOMOUS 

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The spider species Castianeira descripta, commonly known as Red-spotted Ant-mimic, belongs to the genus Castianeira, in the family Corinnidae.  Castianeira descripta is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of March.
Where Spotted: Florida, Montana, South Carolina.
Environment: Under rock or debris

Cithaeron praedonius Non-VEnomoous

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The spider species Cithaeron praedonius belongs to the genus Cithaeron, in the family Cithaeronidae.  . Cithaeron praedonius is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of January.
Where Spotted: Florida, Hawaii.
Environment: Indoors

 

Colonus sylvanus – NON VENOMOUS
(Sylvana Jumping Spider)

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The spider species Colonus sylvanus, commonly known as Sylvana Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Colonus, in the family Salticidae. . Based on collected data, the geographic range for Colonus sylvanus includes 1 countries and 8 states in the United States. Colonus sylvanus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May. Where Spotted: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas.
Environment:
Man-made structure. Low foliage). High foliage. Freshwater river, lake, stream.

Ctenus captiosus – NON- VENOMOUS

Featured spider picture The spider species Ctenus captiosus belongs to the genus Ctenus, in the family Ctenidae. Ctenus captiosus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.
Where Spotted:Florida
Environment: Man-made structure. Freshwater river, lake, stream

Cyclosa turbinata – NON-VENOMOUS

The spider species Cyclosa turbinata belongs to the genus Cyclosa, in the family Araneidae.
Where Spotted: Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia.
Environment: Man Made Structures, Low Foilage

Cyrtophora citricola – NON-VENOMOUS
(Tropical Tent-web Spider)

Picture of Cyrtophora citricola (Tropical Tent-web Spider) - Dorsal,Egg sacs,Webs The spider species Cyrtophora citricola, commonly known as Tropical Tent-web Spider, belongs to the genus Cyrtophora, in the family Araneidae.
Where Spotted: Florida.
Environment:Man-made structure. On flower. Low foliage

Dolomedes albineus-NON-VENOMOUS
(White-banded Fishing Spider)

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The spider species Dolomedes albineus, commonly known as White-banded Fishing Spider, belongs to the genus Dolomedes, in the family Pisauridae.
Where Spotted:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas.
Environment: Man-made structures,. Low foliage,. High foliage,. Ground layer,. Freshwater river, lake, stream,. Open field, pasture, grassland,. Forest..

Dolomedes triton
(Six-spotted Fishing Spider)

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The spider species Dolomedes triton, commonly known as Six-spotted Fishing Spider, belongs to the genus Dolomedes, in the family Pisauridae.
Where Spotted: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin.
Environment: Man-made structure. On flower. Low foliage. High foliage. Ground layer. Under rock or debris. Freshwater river, lake, stream. Open field, pasture, grassland. Forest.