two primary groups of venomous spiders
in Florida are widows and recluses, most
popularly the southern black widow and
the brown recluse.
The bite of a widow spider can be (though,
fortunately, rarely are) lethal. In any
event, a widow spider bite is typically
followed by such symptoms as intense pain,
rigid abdominal muscles, muscle cramping,
malaise, local sweating, nausea, vomiting,
The brown recluse is most notorious for
its bite's ability to cause necrosis in
tissues, making it particularly feared.