Spiders are in the class Arachnida together with harvestmen, mites and ticks. They all have 8 legs and can produce silk. Most have fangs able to inject venom into their prey.

Leicestershire and Rutland Resources

None known.

Useful Websites and Publications


Arachno.Piwigo by P. Oger - this excellent site covers UK species plus continental European spider.

Eurospiders - high quality images of many species (not just British).


Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide – Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition - This is a guide to all 38 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification.


If you know of other websites or books that you would recommend, do let us know: info@naturespot.co.uk

Recording Schemes

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Visit our County Recorders page to find out who is the CR in VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).