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What are some techniques for identification of Florida spiders?

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Some techniques for identifying Florida spiders is to notice the shape of the body, the size of the spider and the coloration and markings. An observer should also note how its eyes are arranged on the cephalothorax and whether or not it spins a web.

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For example, one spider that can be found in Florida is the Golden Silk Orbweaver. This is a huge but relatively harmless spider, and the females can be 3 inches long. Another way to identify this spider is by its long abdomen and its enormous orb web. It has orange, yellow, brown, white and black coloration and tufts of hair on three of its four pairs of legs.

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