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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… 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… 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… 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… Read More