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    Spider ID, Again

    I live in Eastern Central Florida. This little bugger was sitting right next to my foot. I saw the red blotch on it's back and instantly thought Black Widow but it doesn't have the typical black widow, ball shapped body, nor does the red mark look like an hour glass. I am guessing a species of Castianeira but my google fu is only so strong.

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    Sounds like a close ID sgtbaker. Could be Castianeira descripta aka Red Spotted Ant-mimic, probably a male.

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    I agree with Whitlock, at least to the genus level (Castianeira).

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