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What are some large Florida spiders?

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The Carolina wolf spider and the fishing spider are two large species of spider that are commonly found in Florida. The Carolina wolf spider can grow to more than an inch in body length, although its leg span is much larger. The fishing spider is similarly sized.

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Both the Carolina wolf spider and the fishing spider are active hunters. The Carolina wolf spider uses its great speed and athleticism to chase down smaller insects, while the fishing spider lives near water and catches small fish and tadpoles. Fishing spiders prefer warm bodies of water that are lacking in oxygen, such as the wetlands of Florida. Carolina wolf spiders are nocturnal and usually reside in burrows during the day.

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