Agelenidae - Funnelweb Weavers Liocranidae - Spiny-legged Sac Spiders Salticidae - Jumping spiders
Amaurobiidae - Hackledmesh Weavers Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders
Anyphaenidae - Buzzing Spiders Mimetidae - Pirate Spiders Segestriidae - Six-eyed Spiders
Araneidae - Typical Orb Weavers Miturgidae - Prowling Spiders Sicariidae - Violin Spiders
Atypidae - Purse-Web Weavers Mysmenidae - Dwarf cobweb spiders Sparassidae - Giant Crab Spiders
Clubionidae - Foliage Spiders Nemesiidae - Wishbone Spiders Synaphridae - Midget Spiders
Corinnidae - Ant-like Sac Spiders Nesticidae - Comb-footed Cellar Spiders Tetragnathidae - Long-jawed Orb Weavers
Ctenizidae - Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spiders Oecobiidae - Starlegged Spiders Theridiidae - Comb-footed Spiders
Cybaeidae - Pond Water Spiders Oonopidae - Dwarf Cell Spiders Theridiosomatidae - Ray Spiders
Dictynidae - Meshweb Weavers Oxyopidae - Lynx Spiders Thomisidae - Typical Crab Spiders
Dysderidae - Woodlouse Spiders Palpimanidae - Palp-footed Spiders Titanoecidae - Rock Weavers
Eresidae - Velvet Spiders Philodromidae - Running Crab Spiders Uloboridae - Cribellate Orb Weavers
Filistatidae - Crevice Weavers Pholcidae - Cellar Spiders Zodariidae - Spotted Ground Spiders
Gnaphosidae - Ground Spiders Pisauridae - Nursery-web Spiders Zoridae - Wandering Spiders
Hahniidae - Lesser Cobweb Spiders Prodidomidae - Long-spinnered ground spiders Zoropsidae - False Wolf Spiders
Linyphiidae - Line Weaving Spiders
Agelenidae - Funnelweb Weavers Amaurobiidae - Hackledmesh Weavers Anyphaenidae - Buzzing Spiders
Araneidae - Typical Orb Weavers Atypidae - Purse-Web Weavers Clubionidae - Foliage Spiders
Corinnidae - Ant-like Sac Spiders Ctenizidae - Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spiders Cybaeidae - Pond Water Spiders
Dictynidae - Meshweb Weavers Dysderidae - Woodlouse Spiders Eresidae - Velvet Spiders
Filistatidae - Crevice Weavers Gnaphosidae - Ground Spiders Hahniidae - Lesser Cobweb Spiders
Linyphiidae - Line Weaving Spiders Liocranidae - Spiny-legged Sac Spiders Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders
Mimetidae - Pirate Spiders Miturgidae - Prowling Spiders Mysmenidae - Dwarf cobweb spiders
Nemesiidae - Wishbone Spiders Nesticidae - Comb-footed Cellar Spiders Oecobiidae - Starlegged Spiders
Oonopidae - Dwarf Cell Spiders Oxyopidae - Lynx Spiders Palpimanidae - Palp-footed Spiders
Philodromidae - Running Crab Spiders Pholcidae - Cellar Spiders Pisauridae - Nursery-web Spiders
Prodidomidae - Long-spinnered ground spiders Salticidae - Jumping spiders Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders
Segestriidae - Six-eyed Spiders Sicariidae - Violin Spiders Sparassidae - Giant Crab Spiders
Synaphridae - Midget Spiders Tetragnathidae - Long-jawed Orb Weavers Theridiidae - Comb-footed Spiders
Theridiosomatidae - Ray Spiders Thomisidae - Typical Crab Spiders Titanoecidae - Rock Weavers
Uloboridae - Cribellate Orb Weavers Zodariidae - Spotted Ground Spiders Zoridae - Wandering Spiders
Zoropsidae - False Wolf Spiders
The image galleries are ordered by spider family. You can go directly to the desired family by clicking a family link. In case you want to identify a spider without knowing which family it belongs to you can narrow the number of possible families by comparing your specimen with images of family representatives below. Additional help to select the right family can be found on the websites Central European Spiders - Determination Key and Araneae, Spiders of North-West Europe. The webpage Pavouci - CZ has images of many species and is very useful for identifying spiders from all Europe.
Using the Fauna Europaea Database Version 2009.1 by P.J. van Helsdingen it has been possible for me to add a regional species filter for 71 European regions. With the special page for Greenland my web site thus provides the opportunity to filter for 72 regions. Hopefully this feature will help identification, as the number of species present in a given region is less than the total number of species of the regions combined. With the filter option on each family page lists species not having images thus providing clues for species to Google on the Internet if my web site fails to help you. Note that the regional lists of van Helsdingen only concern published data of spider distribution. Some regions have only few published records and some regional lists may lack recently recorded species. Data for Denmark and the Faroes has been updated with unpublished records.
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