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ARANEAE (spiders)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

AGELENIDAE (cobweb spiders)
Agelena labyrinthica (Labyrinth Spider), eg: Agelena labyrinthica (Labyrinth Spider) - Posterior view Tegenaria (cobweb spiders), eg: Tegenaria saeva (House Spider) - Male - dorsal view
Family 5 subtaxa 3 ident refs
AMAUROBIIDAE (lace-webbed spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Amaurobius similis (Blackwall, 1861) (a lace-webbed spider)
Male - dorsal view
ARANEIDAE (orb spiders, orb-weavers)
Agalenatea redii (an orb-weaver spider), eg: Agalenatea redii (an orb-weaver spider) - Adult - antero-dorsal view Araneus (a genus of orb-weaver spiders), eg: Araneus quadratus (Four-spot Orb Weaver) - Female - on web - dorso-lateral view Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider), eg: Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider) - On web - dorsal view - close-up Nuctenea umbratica (Toad Spider), eg: Nuctenea umbratica (Toad Spider) - Defensive position - underside Zygiella (missing-sector orb-weaver spiders), eg: Zygiella x-notata (a missing-sector orb-weaver spider) - Female - dorsal view
Family 11 subtaxa 1 ident refs
CLUBIONIDAE (foliage spiders) Family 3 subtaxa  
Clubiona neglecta s.s. O.P.-Cambridge, 1862 (a spider) Species   1 ident refs
Clubiona pseudoneglecta Wunderlich, 1994 (a foliage spider) Species   1 ident refs
Clubiona rosserae Locket, 1953 (Rosser's Sac-spider) Species   1 ident refs
CYBAEIDAE (water spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Argyroneta aquatica (Clerck, 1757) (Water Spider)
Spider - on land
DICTYNIDAE (mesh webbed spiders, mesh-webbed spiders) Family 2 subtaxa  
Dictyna Sundevall, 1833 (a genus of mesh webbed spiders) Genus   1 ident refs
Nigma walckenaeri (Roewer, 1951) (a mesh webbed spider) Species   1 ident refs
DYSDERIDAE (woodlice spiders, woodlouse spiders) Family 3 subtaxa  
Dysdera crocata C.L. Koch, 1838 (Woodlouse Spider) Species   1 ident refs
Dysdera erythrina (Walckenaer, 1802) (a woodlouse spider) Species   1 ident refs
Harpactea hombergi (Scopoli, 1763) (a woodlouse spider)
Male - dorsal view
GNAPHOSIDAE (ground spiders)
Drassodes (a genus of ground spiders), eg: Drassodes cupreus (a ground spider) - Female - dorsal view - walking
Family 4 subtaxa 3 ident refs
LINYPHIIDAE (money spiders)
Centromerus (a genus of money spiders), eg: Centromerus dilutus (a money spider) - Male palp - open Drapetisca socialis (a money spider), eg: Drapetisca socialis (a money spider) - Dorsal view Linyphia (a genus of money spiders), eg: Linyphia triangularis (a money spider) - Web on Gorse Porrhomma (a genus of money spiders), eg: Porrhomma pygmaeum (a money spider) - Dorsal view Saaristoa abnormis (a money spider), eg: Saaristoa abnormis (a money spider) - Male - dorsal view - alcohol specimen
Family 19 subtaxa 13 ident refs
LIOCRANIDAE (running foliage spiders) Family 2 subtaxa  
Agroeca brunnea (Blackwall, 1833) (a running foliage spider) Species    
Unidentified Agroeca (Unidentified Agroeca Running Foliage Spiders) Unidentified    
LYCOSIDAE (wolf spiders)
Pardosa (a genus of wolf spiders), eg: Unidentified Pardosa (Unidentified Pardosa Wolf Spiders) - Mating pair
Family 6 subtaxa 6 ident refs
OONOPIDAE (six-eyed spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Oonops domesticus de Dalmas, 1916 (a six-eyed spider)
Spider - lateral view
PHILODROMIDAE (running crab spiders) Family 3 subtaxa  
Philodromus aureolus (Clerck, 1757) (a running crab spider) Species   1 ident refs
Philodromus praedatus O.P.-Cambridge, 1871 (a running crab spider) Species   2 ident refs
Tibellus oblongus (Walckenaer, 1802) (a running crab spider)
Dorsal view
PHOLCIDAE (daddy-long-legs spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Cobweb Spider)
Female - lateral view
PISAURIDAE (raft and tent spiders, nursery-web and raft spiders) Family 2 subtaxa  
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Clerck, 1757) (Raft Spider)
With Hoverfly prey - dorsal view - close-up
Pisaura mirabilis (Clerck, 1757) (Tent Spider, Nursery Web Spider)
Lateral view
SALTICIDAE (jumping spiders)
Heliophanus (a genus of jumping spiders), eg: Unidentified Heliophanus (Unidentified Heliophanus Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal view Salticus (zebra spider), eg: Salticus scenicus (Zebra Spider) - Lateral view - in crevice
Family 5 subtaxa 3 ident refs
SEGESTRIIDAE (six-eyed spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Segestria florentina (Rossi, 1790) (a six-eyed spider)
Species   1 ident refs
TETRAGNATHIDAE (long-jawed spiders)
Family 5 subtaxa 2 ident refs
THERIDIIDAE (comb-footed spiders)
Enoplognatha (a genus of comb-footed spiders), eg: Enoplognatha ovata s.l. var. lineata (a candy-stripe spider) - Female - dorsal view Steatoda (false widow spiders), eg: Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Female - latero-dorsal view
Family 6 subtaxa  
THOMISIDAE (crab spiders)
Misumena vatia (a crab spider), eg: Misumena vatia (a crab spider) - Female - dorsal view Ozyptila (a genus of crab spiders), eg: Unidentified Ozyptila (Unidentified Ozyptila Crab Spiders) - Dorsal view Xysticus (a genus of crab spiders), eg: Xysticus audax (a crab spider) - Spider with prey
Family 4 subtaxa  
ULOBORIDAE (triangle spiders, cribellate orb-web spiders) Family 1 subtaxon  
Uloborus plumipes Lucas, 1846 (Garden Centre Spider)
Female - dorsal view
Species   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Central European Spider Wikipedia: Central European Spider Wikipedia
Insects & Spiders from Finland
Insects & Spiders from Finland
Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme website: Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme website
Spiders of Wiltshire: Spiders of Wiltshire
Blackwall, J., 1860 A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland
Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Sankey, J., 1961 Land Invertebrates, a guide to British worms, molluscs and arthropods, excluding insects
Araneae (spiders): Araneae (spiders)
Steve Hopkin: (Cornish spiders) Steve Hopkin
Jones-Walters, L.M., 1989 Keys to the Families of British Spiders
Jones, D., 1983 The Country Life Guide to Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe
Linssen, E.F. & Newman, L.H., 1964 The Observer's Book of Insects
Locket G.A. & Millidge A.F., 1953 British Spiders (3 Vols)
Les araignees de Belgique et France: Les araignees de Belgique et France
Roberts, M.J., 1993 The Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland (compact edition)
Roberts, M.J., 1995 Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)

Water and wetland spiders

Brauer, A., 1909 Araneae, Acarina und Tardigrada

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 10 general literature references to ARANEAE (spiders)

ARANEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 30 feeding and other relationships of ARANEAE (spiders)

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