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30 Spiders Found in Florida & What Would Happen If They Bite You

Red Widow (Latrodectus bishopi)
Red Widow (Latrodectus bishopi). Image by Wild Animal Species via YouTube

Here is a look at 30 spiders found in Florida. Some of these spider bites are more dangerous than others, but let’s have a look at the potential threats of being bitten by one of them! 

1. Southern Black Widow

Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)
Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans). Image by Wild Animal Species via YouTube

The Southern Black Widow, scientifically called Latrodectus mactans is one of the few venomous spiders found in Florida. If you are bitten by one of these it’s best to seek medical care as they can lead to severe pain, muscle cramps, and nausea.

2. Northern Black Widow

Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus)
Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus). Image by Wild Animal Species via YouTube

The Northern Black Widow, scientifically known as Latrodectus variolus is another venomous spider found here. A bite from one of these could also be potentially dangerous! Symptoms are also severe pain, muscle cramps, and nausea. 

3. Red Widow

Red Widow (Latrodectus bishopi)
Red Widow (Latrodectus bishopi). Image by Wild Animal Species via YouTube

Another widow spider, the Red Widow also known as Latrodectus bishopi is also venomous and its bite could cause potential harm to humans. Symptoms are the same as the Southern and Northern Black Widow bites. 

4. Brown Widow 

Brown Widow Spider. Mfield, Matthew Field, http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html, via Wikimedia Commons

The Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus, is also a venomous spider found in Florida. Luckily they are less dangerous to humans than the notorious Black Widow! Their bites might lead to localized pain, swelling, and redness. 

5. Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse, a venomous spider in dry winter grass. Image via depositphotos

The Brown Recluse spider, scientifically known as Loxosceles reclusa doesn’t only look scary, but is scary! A bite from these venomous spiders could lead to necrotic lesions, fever, and malaise. 

6. Mediterranean Recluse 

brown recluse spider bite
Mediterranean recluse spider in its wild habitat. Image via depositphotos

The Mediterranean Recluse spider, Loxosceles rufescens is the last of the venomous spiders found in Florida on our list! If one of these bites you, it would be best to seek medical advice as soon as possible, as their bites could also lead to necrotic lesions, fever, and malaise. 

7. Spiny Orb-Weaver 

spiny orb-weaver
Close-up of beautiful Spiny orb weaver spider on green leaves. Image by alenthien via depositphotos.com

Spiny Orb-Weavers are scientifically known as Gasteracantha cancriformis and are the first non-venomous spider on our list! If you encounter one of these, rest assured they are no danger to you! If in the off chance you are bitten by one of these spiders it might lead to mild pain, redness, and swelling.

8. Golden Silk Orb-Weaver 

golden silk orb weaver
Image by Wirepec via depositphotos.com

The Golden Silk Orb-Weaver, Trichonephila clavipes, are also not venomous. Their bites are extremely rare but could lead to mild pain, redness, and swelling.

9. Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider. flagstaffotos [at] gmail.com http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html, via Wikimedia Commons

The Wolf Spider is another non-venomous spider on our list of spiders found in Florida. Generally, their bites aren’t dangerous but could cause moderate pain, itching and swelling. 

10. Southern House Spider 

Female Southern House Spider of the species Kukulcania hibernalis. Image by softkrafts.live.com via depositphotos.com

The Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis, is not venomous to humans. If they do bite you, it might lead to localized swelling and some mild pain. 

11. Tropical Orb-Weaver 

tropical orb-weaver
Image by stanciuc1 via depositphotos.com

The Tropical Orb-Weaver is scientifically known as the Neoscona crucifera. This spider bite rarely occurs, but if it does it could lead to mild pain and some swelling.

12. Hentz Orb-Weaver 

Image by xpda, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Hentz Orb-Weaver, Neoscona crucifera, is another spider bite that rarely occurs, but if it does it could lead to mild pain and some swelling.

13. Spitting Spider

Spitting Spider of the Genus Scytodes. Image by softkrafts.live.com via depositphotos.com

Spitting spiders might seem intimidating, but luckily they are also non-venomous to humans! In the rare chance that you are bitten by one of these spiders, it might lead to some swelling and slight pain. 

14. Green Lynx Spider 

Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia sp at Bokaro, West Bengal, India. Image by RealityImages via depositphotos

The Green Lynx Spider, also known as Peucetia viridans, bites are not that dangerous. However, they might cause redness, swelling, and mild pain. 

15. Long-Jawed Orb-Weaver 

long jawed orb weaver
Image by Blufishdesign via depositphotos

Even though the Long-Jawed Orb-Weaver has a very intimidating name, these spiders have mild bites that pose little threat to humans. If you receive one of their unlikely bites, it could lead to swelling and some mild pain. 

16. Running Crab Spider 

crab spider
Image by patakiz via depositphotos

The Running Crab Spider might give you a fright, but their mild bite occurs very rarely! And if it does, you will only experience some slight swelling and pain. 

17. Furrow Spider 

Close up of a Furrow Spider waiting in its web in a Pennsylvania meadow in summer. Image by cwiederspahn via depositphotos

Furrow Spiders are also known as Larinioides cornutus, and their bites are non-venomous. Making them much less intimidating! Their bites are also very rare, causing slight swelling and pain.

18. Woodlouse Spider

Woodlouse Hunter Spider
Woodlouse Hunter Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

Woodlouse Spiders, Dysdera crocata, might have a mild bite but luckily aren’t venomous to humans! These bites might lead to redness, moderate pain, and swelling. 

19. Fishing Spider

fishing spider
Image by Wirepec via depositphotos

If a Fishing Spider happens to bite you, there is no need to worry! These spiders don’t pose a danger to humans. Their rare bites could cause some redness, moderate pain, and swelling. 

20. Trapdoor Spider

Trapdoor spider, genus Tigidia of the brush footed spider family Barychelidae from Pondicherry, Tamilnadu, India. Image by RealityImages via depositphotos

The Trapdoor Spider is part of the Ummidia family and is not venomous when it comes to humans. And their bite is another one that just leads to some redness, moderate pain, and swelling. 

21. Jumping Spiders 

Jumping Spiders
Jumping Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

Jumping Spiders might frighten you with their sudden movements, but their bites only lead to some itching, redness, and mild pain. 

22. Orchard Orb-Weaver 

Image by Mangodreads, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Orchard Orb-Weaver Spider of the Leucauge family is another non-venomous spider on our list of spiders found in Florida. A bite that rarely occurs, but could cause mild pain and swelling. 

23. False Widow

False widow
a long-legged female false widow spider (Steatoda grossa) lurking under a ledge of rock. Image by EWTC via depositphotos.com

The False Widow Spider, is venomous. And even though they are toxic, they are less dangerous than the true widows mentioned earlier. Their bites could lead to moderate pain, swelling, and redness. 

24. Arrowhead Orb-Weaver

WanderingMogwai, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Arrowhead Orb-Weavers, Verrucosa arenata,  like the other weavers, are not dangerous to humans. These rare bites just lead to slight swelling and a mild pain. 

25. Flower Crab Spider 

flower crab spider
Image by MrHamster via depositphotos

The Flower Crab Spider is scientifically known as the Misumena vatia. They have a mild bite but are no danger to humans. 

26. Nursery Web Spider 

nursery spider
Nursery-web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) with an egg sac, Schmellwitz, Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany, Europe. Image by imagebrokermicrostock via depositphotos

Nursery Web Spiders, Pisaurina mira, is also on our list as a non-venomous spider. Their bites might cause you some mild pain, swelling, and redness. 

27. Magnolia Green Jumper

Image by Judy Gallagher, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Magnolia Green Jumper Spider, also known as Lyssomanes viridis can’t pose any harm to humans when bitten. Except for some swelling, itching and redness.

28. Giant Crab Spider 

Giant Crab Spider or Huntsman Spider on leafs. Image by voxdep via depositphotos

The Giant Crab Spider, Olios giganteus, might look frightening but all their bites cause is a moderate level of pain, swelling, and redness. 

29. American House Spider

American House Spider
American common house spider becoming active. Image via Deposit Photos

The American House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, might invade your home but their mild bites are of no danger to your family! Their bites are rare and only lead to light pain and swelling.  

30. Yellow Garden Spider

list of florida spiders
Image by Rollstein via pixabay

And finally, last on our list is the Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope auranti. This ends our list with a final spider bite that only leads to slight pain, swelling, and redness. 

That’s That On Spiders Found in Florida

Black Widow Spider. Chuck Evans(mcevan)”., CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
Black Widow Spider. Chuck Evans(mcevan)”., CC BY 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Hope you can learn something about these spiders found in Florida, and what their bites might look like. Even though we state in our list which of these spiders found in Florida are dangerous to humans, if you are uncertain or feeling strange, it is best to see a doctor!

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