Archive of: Spiders

  • Eight legs good? Jumping Spiders

    Eight legs good? Jumping Spiders

    Jumping spiders may seem like a terrifying prospect but they are among the tiniest of our 650 native spider species - and arguably the cutest.

  • Britain's Heaviest Spider

    Britain's Heaviest Spider

    The Four-spotted Orbweaver Araneus quadratus is Britainโ€™s heaviest spider, coming in at a whopping 2.5 grams.

  • Wasp Spiders

    Wasp Spiders

    The world of invertebrates is a strange one indeed. Full of illusion and deception, things are often not as they seem and a prime example of this is mimicry.

  • Surface Tension

    Surface Tension

    Great news as the UKโ€™s largest spider has been found at a new site in Sussex

  • Into the jaws of death

    Into the jaws of death

    Female wasp spiders can be seen in Sussex hanging in their large orb-shaped web in grassland from April to October?

  • The X-Files

    Author Graeme LyonsEcologistTwo days. Two different invertebrate surveys. Two Xysticus crab spiders that I've not seen until now. Now by far the commonest Xysticus is Xysticus cristatus and you have to look through a lot of these to find the less common
  • Author Chris Bentley Pellenes tripunctatus / Chris BentleyDuring the last couple of years I have been seeing a lot of spiders at Rye
  • The Spiders from Mars

    Authors Graeme Lyons and Andy Phillips Thomisus onustus / Andy PhillipsThroughout the summer of 2012, Andy Phillips (Sussex county recorder for spiders) and I carried out an invertebrate survey at Stedham and
  • A Spinster's Tale

    Author Jess Pricefalse widow spider / Jess PriceRecently I discovered a false widow spider strolling across my bed. I knew it was a false widow as soon as I