Spider Photos

Disclaimer: Replies that I publish are done so with no guarantee of authenticity or validity. Please DO NOT rely on identifications from any other than an official source like a Museum or entomologist. Furthermore, where a spider is described as  "not dangerous" does not mean that it doesn't bite or cause a reaction. Any spider can bite and some people react differently to others, so it's best to treat all spiders with caution. That doesn't mean of course, going around killing them!!! Leave them alone and they will leave you alone - we are NOT spider prey and they don't jump in out mouths while we are asleep or attack unprovoked! Most countries only have one or two spiders that are considered really dangerous to humans, there are thousands of spiders that aren't!!

Here's some photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. If anyone can help with identifying those that people have asked about, please email me so I can pass the info on. I have made 2 pages - Common Spiders Australia and Common Spiders USA, where you might see your spider if you are in Australia or USA. Please check this out before emailing me. 


Click here for a map showing the location of some of the dangerous spiders found in the USA.


Rick Vetter has put out a great guide for identifying hobo spiders which is one of the common dangerous spiders in the US. Click here. If you are in Queensland, you could try the Qld Museum's identifying spiders page. It's great! A new page is the Brisbane Insect and Spiders page. Another site to identify spiders from is Bug Guide which has some nice photos of American spiders on it and a new one I just found from Cirrus on Common American spiders, which has lots of photos. for European ones try Ed Nieuwenhuys' pages.  This page has some dangerous and scary spiders from South Africa. Another new page is the Find a Spider Guide Page  from the University of Southern Queensland. Many thanks to Richard Adams, Paul Day, Nathan Hepworth, Brian Post and Josh Hillman, FloridaNature.org for their many identifications. 

Please choose a section below.

Unidentified Spiders
Spiders in Amber
Close Ups
Ant Mimicking Spiders
Argiope Spiders
Barn Funnel Weaver
Basilica Spider
Black & Brown House Spider
Brown House Spider2
Brown Recluse Spider
Candy Stripe Spider
Common House Spider
Crab Spider
Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spider
Fishing Spider
Furrow Spider
Funnel Web Spider
Garden Orb Weaver
Giant House Spider
Ghost Spider
Golden Orb Weaver
Grass Spider
Ground Spider
Hacklemesh Weaver
Hobo Spider
Jewelled Spider
Jumping Spider
Lady Bird Spider
Leaf Curling Spider
Long Jawed Orb Weaver
Lynx Spider
Mouse Spider
Net Casting Spider
Nursery Web Spider
Parson Spider
Pirate Spider
Purse Web Spider
Red & Black Spider
Redback Spider
Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spider
Running Crab Spider
Scorpion Spider
Segestria Florentina
Southern House
Spitting Spider
Tailess Whip Scorpion
Tengelid Spider
Trapdoor Spider
Tree Trunk Spider
Two Spined Spider
Venusta Orchard Spider
White Tailed Spider
Widow Spider
Wolf Spider
Woodlouse Hunter
Yellow Sac Spider
Zoropsis Spinimana
Zygiella X-Notata
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