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Find-a-spider by location

Where did you find your spider?

Inside (or just outside) houses or other man-made constructions

On the floor only (Note: For some species these will almost always be males) On inside walls and ceilings On external walls or structures Up

On an external, insect-trapping web

Large web Small web Up

On or in a support web or retreat made from spider silk

Simple support web Retreat Up

Under bark

Large spiders (body more than 15mm) Small spiders (body less than 15mm) Up

On dry bark of trees


On flowers, leaves or open surfaces above ground level

On flowers On green leaves On other surfaces Up

On or under the ground

Usually underground (except males) Usually on the ground, often in leaf litter Up

Very small spiders found anywhere


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 September 2009.