There are five species of venomous spiders in Florida:

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the Southern Black Widow, the Northern Black Widow, the Red Widow, the Brown Widow, and the Brown Recluse.
In our area the Southern Black Widow is the most common venomous spider.
The most common spiders in Florida include jumping spiders,
Crab spiders
The golden orb weaver banana spiders, spin enormous webs that can span over three feet in length. Wolf spiders are ground dwellers and like to hide in dark places.
Spiders keep insect populations in check they also serve as part of a balanced diet for other, larger, less terrifying wildlife like birds and bats.