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Family Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders

Florida ground spider? - Scytodes fusca - female spider 4-5-09 - Scytodes Spitting Spider - Scytodes univittata - male Cobweb Spider/Comb-footed Spider? - Scytodes thoracica Scytodes spitting spider - Scytodes longipes - female spider - Scytodes longipes Scytodes longipes? - Scytodes longipes Scytodes - Scytodes lugubris - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Haplogynae)
Family Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)
There is only one genus, Scytodes. There are six species known in the US. Five of them are dorothea, fusca, thoracica, univittata, zapatana.
Spitting spiders have 6 eyes and are slow moving. They are usually fairly easy to identify by their large round cephalothorax and their long, thin legs.

Front view Eye Arrangement
Not dangerous.