Welcome to Nick's Spiders


Above: The notorious Black Widow, Latrodectus mactans is one of the few spiders harmful to humans.

Welcome to Nick Loven's web site dedicated to pictures and photographs of North American spiders. Most of these pictures were taken by me during a holiday to America in August 2000. Others were sent to me by readers of this site.

I made this site to help people who wish to learn more about spiders or are trying to identify a spider that they have seen.

If you're looking to identify a spider, try looking in the 'Spiders by family' page.

None of the spiders featured on my page are harmful to humans unless stated otherwise.

This site is updated as often as I can so please come back soon!

Last Updated - Saturday 6th September 2003

Just added: Help Nick's Spiders page.

Above: the calico spider, Nephila clavipes.



Nick's Insects

My insect site.

Spiders by Family

The full list of North American spiders grouped by family. This is where all the pictures are.

Spiders of Britain and Europe

The original spider site. Contains the most spider information.

Spider Bookstore

Some reviews of useful books and the opportunity to buy them.

Help Nick's Spiders

Help keep this website running!


This site is maintained by Nick Loven if you have any comments or questions please e-mail me.

Many thanks to:

Ken and Faith Watov for their hospitality and their wonderful garden.
Copyright 1998-2000 Nick Loven