Up to three inches long, the female Florida orb web spider is five or six times larger than the male. She traps flying insects in a large, sticky orb-web of silk spirals. Wrapped in silk, captured prey may be stored for a future meal.
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Females of this species are among the largest non-tarantula-like spiders in North America and are perhaps the largest orb-weavers in this country.