SPIDER SEASON is approaching with millions of creepy crawlies take refuge in our homes at the beginning of autumn when the temperature drops.
But which spiders are most likely to make it into your home? Here’s everything we know.
1. Black Lace Weaver Spider
Black lace weavers can usually be found in UK homes all year round.
They can be found on walls, fences and garden clutter and are most common in the fall when males leave their webs to find females.
They can be found indoors after heavy rains when their home is flooded.
They are harmless to humans.
2. Buzzing Spider
Buzzing spiders are found throughout Britain but are more prevalent in the south.
They are rarely found on the ground, but mostly in bushes and above the foliage of trees.
Buzzing spiders get their name when the males vibrate on leaves to attract females.
3. Cardinal Spider
The cardinal spider is the largest spider in the UK.
Also known as Tegenaria parietina, some of these spiders have a leg span of 12 cm.
The name “Cardinal” comes from a 14th-century legend when Cardinal Wolsey was frightened by the spider at Hampton Court.
The spider is fairly rare in Europe and is more common in southern England.
Most live in buildings or walls and, like all spiders, live in houses.
They can withstand very dry conditions and can survive for months without food.
The cardinal spider can bite, although bites have rarely been recorded.
The nip is believed to be completely harmless and painless to humans.
4. Cave Spider
The cave spider is around 10mm to 15mm long and can be found throughout the UK all year round.
These spiders are most likely to be found in caves, tunnels, and places with little to no sunlight.
5. Cellar Spider
Cellar spiders are also known as Daddy Longleg Spiders.
Their skinny bodies can grow up to 10 mm long.
They can be found in homes year-round, with males living up to two years and females up to three years.
6. Common crab spider
The common crab spider is most commonly found in low-lying vegetation in the UK from March to August.
Terribly, they eat their prey by jumping onto their backs and piercing them with their fangs.
7. Common orb weaver spider
This spider can be seen in any structure where it can build a web from July to October.
Orb weavers primarily eat small insects and flies.
They get their name from the spherical shape of their web.
8. Cucumber Spider
This tiny green spider can be found in the UK from April to October.
They can be found in low-growing bushes and hedges.
Cucumber spiders are native to the UK.
9. Closet spider
Closet Spiders can be found in (you guessed it) closets.
Their coloring varies from dark purple to brown or black.
Although these spiders bite, their bite is not known to cause any serious symptoms.
10. European garden spider
European garden spiders can be found in woodlands and gardens across the UK from June to October.
11. False widow
False widow spiders are found in outbuildings and homes year-round.
They are believed to have arrived in Britain from the Canary Islands in 1879.
Her name is strikingly similar to the deadly black widow spider, and her bites can be just as life-threatening.
12. Four point spider
The four-spotted spider can be seen in tall grass in the UK during summer and autumn.
They have four white spots on their backs, which give them their name.
13. Giant house spider
This spider is the one you will see most often in the fall.
The giant house spider lives in sheds, attics, houses and outbuildings.
It can survive for several months without food or water.
They can be seen year-round but mate in the fall.
14. Green huntsman spider
Britain has its own terrifying version of the huntsman spider.
They are found in forests and are very rare.
They are generally sighted in southern England and Ireland from May to September.
15. Jumping Spider
These tiny spiders can be found in low vegetation from May to September.
They get their name because they leap onto their prey instead of collecting them in a web.
16. Labyrinth Spider
This fairly large spider is found in Wales and England from June to September
They live in hedges and in tall grass.
17. Money Spider
These little fellows are known to be very harmless and can be found in the foliage of trees.
18. Orb Web Spider
These strange looking spiders can be found near water and are mainly seen from May to September.
19. Running crab spider
These very dramatic looking spiders are found in England and Wales from April to October and live in low growing vegetation.
20. Sector spider
Sector spiders hang from window frames in houses and live indoors year-round.
21. Zebra jumping spider
These oddly adorable looking spiders are twice the size of a standard jumping spider.
Although they can bite, their bites are not venomous.
They will usually run away from you instead.
22. Spitting Spider
The only species of spitting spider found in Britain is the Scytodidae thoracica.
The species in the UK grows to between 3 and 6 mm and has a dome-shaped body and straw-colored legs with dark spots or spots.
Spitting spiders only have six eyes, while other spider species have eight.
While hunting at night, they use a unique technique to capture their victims (other spiders or insects) by spitting out a venomous liquid that solidifies around the prey, and then the spider begins its feast.
They are harmless to humans and are mainly found in southern England.
23. Tube Web Spider
Pipe-web spiders are mainly found in the UK between June and October.
It gets its name from the tube-like silk it spins.
The entrance to the tube is usually surrounded by tripwires made of silk, much like the spokes of a wheel.
Although they can usually be found outside, they do come indoors and are often looking for a mate.
These warn the spider of possible prey passing by.
It is a nocturnal spider that likes to perch in exterior walls, wooden walls, and other holes in which to lay its eggs.
It is mainly found in south-east England, particularly in coastal areas.
24. Yellow sac spider
With a body length of about a quarter of an inch for both males and females, this spider is one of the smallest.
Many people believe this spider to be white or “transparent” when in fact it is pale yellow.
Their diet consists of other smaller spiders and tiny insects. They are commonly found in damp garden areas, including mossy patches and piles of leaves.
The most disturbing thing about this spider is that it will eat its own young when food supplies run low!
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