Sugar Land (South West Houston), Mother's backyard, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA October 19, 2006 Size: approx. 1/6" wide
My family has lived in the area since 1982 and have never seen these spiders until just over a year or so ago. They've proliferated quite well. My mother's backyard is full of fruit bearing trees (banana, guava, payapa, persimmons, orange, pear, pecan, bay leaf and I think fig) and regular roses and some plants native to the area. These plants have been here well before the introduction of these spiders and I'm not sure how poisonous they are to cats or people. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Contributed by Vicky Stenson on 19 October, 2006 - 6:32pm Last updated 21 October, 2006 - 6:53pm
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