Help Track These Spiders in Florida!

The following spider species are being tracked by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory and, as of now, we have no records or a low amount of them on iNaturalist. Let's see if we can find them and help conserve these species:

Centromerus latidens A Sheetweb Spider
http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Centromerus+latidens
Help! This spider has still not been found.

Cesonia irvingi Keys Gnaphosid Spider
http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Cesonia+irvingi
Help! This spider has still not been found.

Chinattus parvulus Little Mountain Jumping Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/350475/bgimage
Awesome! This spider has been found and has 59 observations!
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/172476-Chinattus-parvulus

Cyclocosmia torreya Torreya Trap-door Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1373428
We have done it! This spider has been found and now has two observations!
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/98834-Cyclocosmia-torreya

Eustala eleuthera Eleuthera Orb Weaver
https://bugguide.net/node/view/35272
Help! This spider has still not been found.

Geolycosa escambiensis Escambia Wolf Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/173319/bgpage
Help! This spider has still not been found.

Geolycosa xera McCrone's Burrowing Wolf Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/123073/bgpage
Found! 13 Observations!
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/220348-Geolycosa-xera

Hogna ericeticola Rosemary Wolf Spider
https://www.naturepl.com/stock-photo-rosemary-wolf-spider-lycosa-ericeticola--florida-usa-image01399979.html
Not been found! This one is quite rare and endemic to Florida! Be on the look out.

Islandiana sp. 2 Marianna Cave Sheetweb Weaver Spider
https://blog.pensoft.net/2018/06/28/out-of-the-darkness-a-new-spider-found-deep-within-an-indiana-cave/
Not been found!

Myremekiaphila torreya A Trapdoor Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1466342
Found! One observation
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/208089-Myrmekiaphila-torreya

Phiddipus workmani Workman's Jumping Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/105018/bgimage
Not a registered species on inat 🤔

Sphodros rufipes Red-legged Purse-web Spider
https://bugguide.net/node/view/116698/bgimage
Found! 406 observations. (wow)
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/122955-Sphodros-rufipes

Posted on 21 January, 2024 18:41 by cs16-levi cs16-levi

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@tigerbb @petekleinhenz @fwc-paso

I have made this as an updated version of the Journal post in Spiders of Florida. It might be useful to add this. On another note, I would be happy to curate the project(S) about spiders/other taxon of Florida.

Posted by cs16-levi 5 months ago

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