There are two types of poisonous spiders found in Florida, recluse spiders and widow spiders. No species of the recluse spider is native to Florida, but three have established populations in various locations throughout ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

The Brazilian wandering spider is the world's most poisonous spider. Wandering spiders belong to the genus Phoneutria, which consists of eight species. The two most venomous species include P. nigriventer and P. fera. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

Red house spiders are not poisonous. Spider fangs are too weak or small to puncture human skin, but when they do, the venom is harmless and at most may cause redness, slight swelling and itching. More »

Brown recluse spiders are generally not found in Florida. The brown recluse is a species of spider whose venom is dangerous to human beings. It is identified by a violin-shaped figure on its back. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

Some of the most common types of spiders in Florida are jumping spiders, crab spiders, argiopes, orb-weaving spiders and wolf spiders. Florida’s many different habitats and subtropical climate allow many spider species t... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

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 ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Spiders

White spiders found in Florida include the goldenrod crab spider and the white banded crab spider. In both species, females change back and forth between yellow and white as they await prey. The goldenrod crab spider pre... More »