A banana spider web in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. The yellow silk spun by the spider is incredibly strong and has been used to create human clothing with. The webs are up to 3ft in diameter, the spider sits in the middle. | Source
I read your article here and the one about the largest spiders in Florida, respectfully, I don't think you've encountered any Huntsman Spiders. I have seen ones with at least five inches of body. They are sometimes called clock spiders. I feel bad killing them, as they aren't aggressive and I think no more dangerous than a banana spider.
How to Identify a Banana Spider. The name "banana spider" is used to refer to a number of different spiders and spider genera that are found throughout the globe. Many banana spiders are locally called thus because they are colored like...
Banana spider egg sacs contain between 300 and 3,000 eggs. After their final molt, females will live about a month and males will live 2-3 weeks. Uses of Banana Spider Silk. Banana spiders are highly prized for their silk, which is incredibly durable and a beautiful yellow color.
Apparently, it's giant banana spider season in Florida, and biologists want you to know that if you get bit by one, it's no big deal because it "doesn't hurt worse than a bee sting"
Banana spiders were once classified as members of Tetragnathidae, the family of long-jawed spiders. Now, they are considered members of Nephilidae along with all other members of their genus. Other common names include: calico spider, giant wood spider and writing spider.
Banana spiders and their impressive webs have returned to South Florida. These large golden silk spiders weave webs up to 3 feet wide. Native to warmer regions, they lurk at the edge of dense ...
The most dangerous spiders in Florida belong to one of two types: a species of widow spider or a species of recluse spider. These are the only two types of spider found in Florida that have venom powerful enough to be dangerous to people. ... We have tons of the banana spiders out here in the sticks. We tend to leave them where they are, their ...
Nephila is a genus of araneomorph spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous species found in warmer regions around the world. They are commonly called golden silk orb-weavers, golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders, or banana spiders
Common House Spiders Florida sure does have big house spiders. In addition to the Huntsman spider, add the Southern House spider to the list. Their bodies are over one half inch in length and their legs add more length. Formally they belong to crevice weavers and build webs in crevices around the house.