1) Giant House Spider 

Size: Up to 12cm wide

Habitat: Most commonly found in sheds and gardens.

Appearance: Typically dark orange, brown or beige.

Doe they bite? They do possess potent venom and can bite, but don’t usually pose a threat to humans.

The giant house spider is most commonly found in sheds and gardens and is typically dark orange, brown or beige

The giant house spider is most commonly found in sheds and gardens and is typically dark orange, brown or beige

2) Zebra Jumping Spider

Size: Up to 8mm

Appearance: Distinctive white and black markings.

Habitat: Found on external walls, as well as indoors, where they will enter through open doors and windows.

Do they bite? Yes, but like most spiders are more likely to run away from larger prey.

The zebra jumping spider is found on external walls, as well as indoors, where they will enter through open doors and windows

The zebra jumping spider is found on external walls, as well as indoors, where they will enter through open doors and windows

3) Cupboard Spider

Size: Up to 10mm

Appearance: Can vary slightly from dark purple, to brown to black.

Habitat: As the name suggests, usually found in cupboards inside out buildings and houses.

Do they bite? Yes, but they are not usually aggressive and the bites themselves have minor symptoms.

As the name suggests, cupboard spiders are usually found in cupboards inside out buildings and houses. They do bite but the bites themselves have minor symptoms

As the name suggests, cupboard spiders are usually found in cupboards inside out buildings and houses. They do bite but the bites themselves have minor symptoms

4) Daddy Long Legs 

Size: Do vary in size, but can reach up to 45mm

Habitat: Lives in a variety of habitats, including forests, meadows, caves, and wetlands.

Appearance: Bodies are round or oval in shape, and of course have trademark long legs.

Do they bite? Rumoured to be the most venomous invertebrates in our houses, there are actually no cases of the spider biting a human and causing long-lasting damage.

The Daddy Long Legs is rumoured to be the most venomous invertebrates in our houses

The Daddy Long Legs is rumoured to be the most venomous invertebrates in our houses

5) Money Spider

Size: Smallest in the UK growing no more than 5mm

Appearance: In most cases they have grey or black bodies, although some do have distinctive markings.

Habitat: Usually found in low growing vegetation and piles of leaves.

Do they bite? These spiders are considered so harmless to humans it is believed if such a spider is seen running on you, it will bring with it financial fortune. We’ll let you decide if that’s good luck…

The money spider is usually found in low growing vegetation and piles of leaves and are considered so harmless to humans

The money spider is usually found in low growing vegetation and piles of leaves and are considered so harmless to humans

6) Lace Web Spider

Size: Up to 12mm

Habitat: Common and widespread throughout the UK, although less so in the far north. Usually found on outdoor walls and fencing.

Appearance: Brown with yellow markings in the abdomen.

Do they bite? Yes, bites are reported to be painful but symptoms usually ease off after 12 hours.

Lace web spiders are common and widespread throughout the UK, although less so in the far north. They are usually found on outdoor walls and fencing

Lace web spiders are common and widespread throughout the UK, although less so in the far north. They are usually found on outdoor walls and fencing

7) Missing Sector Orb

Size: Up to 7mm

Appearance: A silver-grey coloured abdomen with a brown oak leaf pattern on the back.

Habitat: Windowsills.

Do they bite? No, it isn’t usually harmful to humans.

False widow spiders love conservatories, window frames, porches, lofts and garages, and tend to live beneath kitchen appliances and cupboards

False widow spiders love conservatories, window frames, porches, lofts and garages, and tend to live beneath kitchen appliances and cupboards

8) False Widow Spider

Size: 20mm

Appearance: Dark brown with a bulbous abdomen.

Habitat: They love conservatories, window frames, porches, lofts and garages, and tend to live beneath kitchen appliances and cupboards.

Do they bite? Often referred to as ‘ Britain’s most venomous spider’, female False Widow Spiders are known to have bitten humans, although they are not usually aggressive and attacks are rare.

9) Cardinal Spider

Size: Largest spider in the UK, growing up to 14cm

Appearance: Reddish brown, but young spiders can be much paler up to their last moult.

Habitat: Lives mostly in buildings or walls.

Do they bite? Bites are rare, and painless. Legend has it that Cardinal Thomas Woolsey was terrified by this species at Hampton Court back in the 16th century.

Cardinal spiders are reddish brown, but young spiders can be much paler up to their last moult

Cardinal spiders are reddish brown, but young spiders can be much paler up to their last moult

10) Tube Web Spiders 

Size: Up to 23mm

Appearance: Has six eyes arranged in three groups of two, with an iridescent green jaw.

Habitat: Under stones or logs, and in holes in walls, trees and wooden fences

Does it bite? Yes, this spider has a painful bite, with a sensation lasting several hours. 

Source: PA

The tube web spider has six eyes arranged in three groups of two, with an iridescent green jaw. This spider has a painful bite, with a sensation lasting several hours

The tube web spider has six eyes arranged in three groups of two, with an iridescent green jaw. This spider has a painful bite, with a sensation lasting several hours



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