Coloring with Spiders: Our Favorites from Florida
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jumping spider
biological control
common spiders

How to Cite

Taylor, L. A., and Samm Wehman Epstein. 2023. “Coloring With Spiders: Our Favorites from Florida: ENY2080-A/IN1390, 3/2023”. EDIS 2023 (2). Gainesville, FL.


Florida has a rich diversity of spiders that vary greatly in body shape, size, color, hunting strategy, and habitat. While spiders are often feared, they are generally non-aggressive and provide essential ecosystem services, such as controlling pest insects in homes, gardens, and agricultural crops. This downloadable educational coloring book focused on spiders provides a creative way for people of all ages to appreciate the beauty and intrigue of spiders. It accompanies An introduction to Some Common and Charismatic Florida Spiders, a facts sheet highlighting some of the most commonly encountered spiders in Florida and some less common, but particularly charismatic, groups. The fact sheet, available at, provides information on species biology along with images and descriptions for spiders across 15 families.
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