|Spider Photographs by family|
The members of this family produce orb-webs (circular with a spiral) with closed hubs and a strong signal line from the hub to the retreat is usually present. In Northern Europe this family is represented by 17 genera and there are 50 known species within those genera.
Most spiders in this family make orb-webs with a small hole in the hub, although adult Pachygnatha abandon web building and hunt at ground level. There are 3 genera and 16 species in this family in Northern Europe.
This cribellate family is represented in the wild in Northern Europe by two species: Uloborus walckenaerius and Hyptiotes paradoxus, I have photographed neither. However, several species of the genus Uloborus have been found in large commercial greenhouses across the region. The species in this family do not posess any venom glands and the webs often have stabilimentum (zig-zags of silk across the web).
These are commonly called comb-footed spiders in Britain and build an irregular three-dimensional web in corners. There are 12 genera and 76 species found in Northern Europe.
There are only two genera in this family in this region and only three species. Sometimes referred to as wolf spiders.
There are 43 genera and 75 species in this family. These spiders have large forward-facing eyes and are commonly called jumping spiders.
Agile crab spiders. Generally walk forward but do walk sideways.
Crab spiders. Mostly walk sideways.
House spiders. Often found under logs and in garages.
There are ten genera in this family. Most species are nocturnal hunters and spend the daytime in a silken retreat.
Nocturnal spiders that build lacy funnel webs.
Sac-spiders. Nocturnal hunters, live in silken chambers during the day.
Six eyed spiders. Hunt mainly at night. Often have large jaws.
Spitting spiders. Small nocturnal hunters.
Daddy-longlegs spiders. Found around houses.
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