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Spiders of the British Isles

Spiders of the British Isles

Please upload clear and identifiable spottings of British spiders. I've added some resources in the Description, so do try & identify your spotting if you can. Let's see if we can build up a database of all 600 species that can be found in the United Kingdom. Sign in to join mission

Spiders of the British Isles
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Here are some resources that may help you to ID the species - ; ; ; The above sites may help you to find an ID but there does not currently seem to be a comprehensive resource for British spiders.

Spiders of the British Isles

Lat: 54.07 Long: -3.19

Recent Spottings

Buzzing spider AlanThornhill 1 0 Buzzing spider
Crab spider VivBraznell 1 0 Crab spider
Zebra spider VivBraznell 1 2 Zebra spider
Spider Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Spider
Spotted Wolf Spider Malcolm Wilton-Jones 0 1 Spotted Wolf Spider
Spider Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Spider
Running Crab Spider (male) RikMartin 1 0 Running Crab Spider (male)
Cross Spider Devonmaid 2 0 Cross Spider
Woodlouse Spider Devonmaid 2 0 Woodlouse Spider
Barn Swallow; Golondrina Común Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Barn Swallow; Golondrina Común
Spotting Devonmaid 0 0 Spotting
Giant House Spider JanineLingTurner 1 0 Giant House Spider
Wolf Spider Devonmaid 2 0 Wolf Spider
Green Orb-weaver VivBraznell 1 0 Green Orb-weaver
Garden Orb Spiderlings Devonmaid 0 2 Garden Orb Spiderlings
European garden spider or cross spider RikMartin 2 0 European garden spider or cross spider
Comb footed spider AlanThornhill 2 0 Comb footed spider
furrow orb weaver Devonmaid 0 2 furrow orb weaver
Running Crab Spider (male) JanineLingTurner 1 2 Running Crab Spider (male)
Spotting JanineLingTurner 1 1 Spotting
jumping spider AlanThornhill 3 4 jumping spider
Tent Spider Devonmaid 2 0 Tent Spider
Spitting Spider JanineLingTurner 1 2 Spitting Spider
Jumping Spider JanineLingTurner 0 2 Jumping Spider
Wolf spider AlanThornhill 3 2 Wolf spider
Araneid spider AlanThornhill 0 5 Araneid spider
European garden spider Celyncoed 0 1 European garden spider
Nursery Web Spider VivBraznell 1 8 Nursery Web Spider
Silver Sided Sector Spider(guarding Egg sac) JanineLingTurner 0 2 Silver Sided Sector Spider(guarding Egg sac)
European garden spider staccyh 4 1 European garden spider
Money Spider JanineLingTurner 5 7 Money Spider
Crab spider VivBraznell 2 0 Crab spider
Missing sector orb weaver KarenL 0 8 Missing sector orb weaver
Giant House Spider JanineLingTurner 0 6 Giant House Spider
The House Jumping spider JanineLingTurner 1 1 The House Jumping spider
Tegenaria sp staccyh 3 14 Tegenaria sp
Marbled orbweaver KarenL 1 1 Marbled orbweaver
Missing sector orb weaver spider KarenL 4 2 Missing sector orb weaver spider
Garden Spider Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 4 Garden Spider
Common hammock weaver KarenL 0 1 Common hammock weaver
Dust spider KarenL 2 2 Dust spider
False widow vs. moth KarenL 3 2 False widow vs. moth
False Widow spider ? RCinCornwall 0 2 False Widow spider ?
European garden spider (newly hatched spiderlings) KarenL 14 21 European garden spider (newly hatched spiderlings)
Mouse spider KarenL 1 0 Mouse spider
Garden spider KarenL 1 0 Garden spider
Running crab spider KarenL 1 1 Running crab spider
False widow spider (male) KarenL 3 3 False widow spider (male)
Comb-footed spider (male) KarenL 1 1 Comb-footed spider (male)
European garden spiderlings KarenL 3 2 European garden spiderlings

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RowanSchley NicholasDuckney RikMartin ClawddPoncen
AlanThornhill Devonmaid JanineLingTurner staccyh
J1Star ngnpope AmySutcliffe VivBraznell
edielayfield Malcolm Wilton-Jones KarenL JohnBird
RCinCornwall LiamSavory JakeeJoshuaTyrrell mmchampagnie
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