Tag: spiders

Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For Young To Snack

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Snack foods are a typical American part of the summer break from school and a vacation staple. There are so many from which to choose, each with its own unique flavor… Read More

Jumping Spiders

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such inhabitant which frequents our… Read More

Spiders

Spiders have long been credited with a high degree of malevolence.  Possessing eight legs, but completely silent and lurking in dark recesses has not helped with the public image challenge. Hollywood has played on the public’s revulsion of… Read More

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