These Parasitic Wasps Turn Spiders Into Web-Building Zombies
You do not want to mess with the Reclinervellus nielseni wasp. Especially if you're spider. These parasitic wasps deposit their eggs onto spiders, which, yuck. But it gets worse: the wasp larvae force...
These Parasitic Wasps Turn Spiders Into Web-Building Zombies
You do not want to mess with the Reclinervellus nielseni wasp. Especially if you're spider. These parasitic wasps deposit their eggs onto spiders, which, yuck. But it gets worse: the wasp larvae force...
Oonops domesticus
Oonops domesticus is a tiny spider (males about 1.5 mm, females 2 mm) from Western Europe to Russia. It is of a bleak light red, with a reddish to whitish abdomen. It is found only in buildi...
Oonops domesticus - Wikipedia
Amaurobius erberi
Amaurobius erberi is a spider belonging to the family Amaurobiidae. It is found in Andorra, Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the Canary Islands.A. erberi is very sim...
Tetragnatha extensa
Tetragnatha extensa is a species of spider found across the Northern Hemisphere. It has an elongate body, up to 11 mm (0.43 in) long, and adopts a straight line posture when alarmed. It live...
Tetragnatha extensa - Wikipedia
Troglohyphantes similis
Troglohyphantes similis, one of several species occasionally called the Kočevje subterranean spider is a species of spider in the Linyphiidae family. It is endemic to Slovenia.
Agelena labyrinthica
Agelena labyrinthica is a species of spider in the family Agelenidae, which contains 1146 species of funnel-web spiders. It is a widespread species in Europe. It is recorded in the checklist of Danish...
Agelena labyrinthica - Wikipedia
Malthonica silvestris
The rare spider species Malthonica silvestris (formerly described as Tegenaria silvestris, is mostly found in caves, or on dumps; sometimes it occurs on forest edges, or in dry forests.The spider cons...
Malthonica silvestris - Wikipedia
Giant house spider
The giant house spider, Eratigena atrica (atri - dark, feral, from atrium) is one of the biggest spiders of Central and Northern Europe. It has also been known by the names Tegenaria duellica or T. gi...
Giant house spider - Wikipedia
Cheiracanthium punctorium
Cheiracanthium punctorium, one of several species commonly known as the yellow sac spider, is a spider found from central Europe to Central Asia. They reach a length of about 15 mm, and can penet...
Cheiracanthium punctorium - Wikipedia
Episinus maculipes
Episinus maculipes is a rare European spider of the family Theridiidae. It is found on the foliage of shrubs and trees. At nightfall, it constructs a simple web, consisting of an inverted 'Y' frame wi...
Episinus maculipes - Wikipedia
Cyclosa conica
Cyclosa conica is a small spider with no common name. It is an orb weaver, and it is easily recognized by the way it strings together the dead bodies of insects and other debris and hangs it near the ...
Cyclosa conica - Wikipedia
Nigma walckenaeri
Nigma walckenaeri is a green cribellate spider up to five millimetres long, the largest of the family Dictynidae. While most of the body is a somewhat yellowish, the abdomen is a shining green, which...
Nigma walckenaeri - Wikipedia
Stegodyphus lineatus
Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species of the spider genus Stegodyphus.
Males are up to 12 mm long, females up to 15 mm. The colour can range from whitish to almost black. In...
Stegodyphus lineatus - Wikipedia
Zodarion italicum
Zodarion italicum is a European ant-eating spider. Like the closely related Z. hamatum, it is nocturnal and captures various ant species. Z. italicum seems to be specialized in Formicinae ants. Both s...
Zodarion italicum - Wikipedia
Sitticus terebratus
Sitticus terebratus is a species of spiders from Salticidae family, that can be found in all European countries except for Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and Portugal, the Netherlands, and the Yugoslavian s...
Sitticus terebratus - Wikipedia
Nuctenea umbratica
The Walnut Orb-weaver Spider (Nuctenea umbratica) is a spider of the Araneidae family.
The species name umbratica means "living in the shadows" in Latin.
Nuctenea umbratica - Wikipedia
Atypus muralis
Atypus muralis is a mygalomorph spider from Central Europe to Turkmenistan. It is very similar to Atypus piceus, but the posterior spinnerets consist of four instead of three segments. They also build...
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia is a species of crab spider with holarctic distribution. In North America, where it is the largest and best-known flower spider, it is called the goldenrod crab spider or flower (crab) ...
Misumena vatia - Wikipedia
Cucumber green spider
Cucumber spider may refer to one of several species of spider in the genus Araniella including:
Latrodectus lilianae
Latrodectus lilianae is a species of widow spider commonly found in Portugal and Spain. It is marked with small, white and orange markings on its abdomen near its cephalothorax. It is primarily found ...
Latrodectus lilianae - Wikipedia
Great raft spider
The great raft spider or fen raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) is a European species of spider in the Pisauridae family. Like other Dolomedes spiders, it is semi-aquatic, hunting its prey on the surf...
Great raft spider - Wikipedia
Sitticus longipes
Sitticus longipes is a species of jumping spider that can be found in Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland. It is native to Alps.
The spider has eight legs, and four eyes. It is black coloured.
Segestria florentina
Segestria florentina is the biggest European segestriid spider. Some common names are tube web spider or cellar spider, although neither are exclusive to this species.
Females can reach a body len...
Segestria florentina - Wikipedia
Rugathodes bellicosus
Rugathodes bellicosum is a small theridiid spider that occurs in Europe, including Russia. It is usually found on high ground, but also occurs on coasts. They live under large stones.In Czechoslovakia...
Rugathodes bellicosus - Wikipedia
Eresus cinnaberinus
Eresus cinnaberinus (formerly Eresus niger), of the family Eresidae, is commonly called the Ladybird Spider. It is native to Europe.The taxon "Eresus cinnaberinus" is considered a nomen dubium by some...
Eresus cinnaberinus - Wikipedia
Metellina mengei
Metellina mengei is a spider of the Tetragnathidae family that is found in Europe up to Georgia. It was once considered a form of M. segmentata that occurs in spring. M. mengei is much rarer than M. s...
Evarcha arcuata
Evarcha arcuata is a species of jumping spider.
femaleMales reach a body length of about six, females up to eight millimetres. The female has a brown and whitish cephalothorax, and an opisthosom...
Evarcha arcuata - Wikipedia
Sitticus saltator
Sitticus saltator is a species of jumping spider from Sitticinae subfamily. It was described by Frederick Octavius Pickard-Cambridge in 1868 and is found in the United Kingdom.
The spider has eigh...