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Tag: Bug Identification

Golden Silk Spider

The Golden Silk Spider, also known as the Golden Orb or Banana Spider, is found throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. The female is distinctively colored, and is among the largest orb-weaving spiders in the country. The… Read More

Spiny Orb-Weaver

The spiny orb-weaver spider is one of the most colorful and easily recognized spiders in Florida. The dorsum of the abdomen is usually white with black spots and large red spines on the margin. Females are 5 mm… Read More

Jumping Spiders

Jumping spiders The jumping spiders belong to the family Salticidae and are sometimes called salticids. All species are small, usually less than 15 mm long. They are easily identified by their eye arrangement, which is in three rows…. Read More

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants are large ants that nest in hollows of wood. The nest is usually associated with wood decay or termite damage in a house. Outdoors, carpenter ants nest in mulch or debris.  The Florida carpenter ant is… Read More

Imported Fire Ant

The Imported Fire Ant lives in mounds usually located outdoors on the ground surface.  Sometimes colonies can be located in debris on the flat roof of commercial buildings. The ants have a well-developed stinger and can inflict a… Read More

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ants nest in dark voids inside or around structures. Usual nest locations are wall voids, behind molding, in insulation in refrigerators, in cardboard, between sheets of paper and in soil of potted plants. Electric outlets and switch… Read More

Crazy Ant

Crazy Ants usually nest outdoors in mulch, wood, debris and soil; however, they can also nest indoors in dark voids. Colonies of crazy ants have many queens. The workers are small, dark brown ants that often run about… Read More

Ghost Ant

Ghost Ants are tiny ants with a dark head and thorax and a pale abdomen. Ghost ant colonies are found in switch plates and electrical outlets and in other dark voids. They can nest either outdoors or indoors…. Read More