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Identification of Spiders in Southwest Florida

Click to enlarge below images of some spiders that may be found in SWFL. Pest Identification home. Want expert help, start at our spider pest control page.

Spider ID Video

Short showing a few of the spiders you want to know the appearance of if you live in the Naples area of SWFL.

Southern House Spiders

The male southern house spider is often mistaken for a brown recluse spider. Though, notice the difference in the abdominal shape. These are harmless spiders often found in eaves and under overhangs.

Black Widow

Very similar to local examples I’ve seen here in the naples area. Found under trash barrels and other dark spots. By Chuck Evans”. (Own work) [(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]

Wolf Spider

By Patrick Edwin Moran (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

wolf spider

Brown Recluse

The brown recluse spiders I have personally observed around the Naples area are very, very similar in color to this public domain image. Not to be confused with Southern house spider below.

Orb Spider

Just like ones I’ve seen in Naples. Check out the path at Clam Pass park to see some in the wild. By Markrosenrosen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)