This is a brown widow female, who has made a home
and hunting web on a potted cacti. Her house is at the top, and the hunting
zone is down the slope of
web. The traditional hour-glass on the underside of the abdomen is often hazard orange, sometimes
lined with pale green. Even a little misshapen, it is always identifiable.
Widows are prolific in Florida, I've seen a few southern
Black Widows here and there. But these brown widows can become very numerous, very
quickly. They love places you don't frequently clean. And they are bold enough to
set up in the bathroom. Discourage by cleaning regularly.