The Find-a-Spider Guide

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Find-a-spider by family

This page lists all of the species presented for each of the spider families included in this website.

The Mygalomorphae

This name is given to the group of families that are considered to be comparatively primitive. They have two pairs of book lungs on the underside of the abdomen, fangs that operate vertically in a paraxial fashion, and no obvious female epigynum. They usually live in burrows either in the ground or in crevices in tree trunks because they cannot tolerate conditions that lead to desiccation (drying out).

Actinopodidae Description
Anamidae Description
Atracidae Description
Barychelidae Description
Euagridae Description
Hexathelidae Description
Idiopidae Description
Microstigmatidae Description
Migidae Description
Theraphosidae Description

The Araneomorphae

This name refers to the spider families that are considered modern (or advanced) and can tolerate exposed habitats that promote desiccation. Araneomorphs have only one pair of book lungs, fangs that operate in pincer-like diaxial fashion, and a distinctive epigynum on the underside of the female abdomen.

Amaurobiidae Description
Anapidae Description
Araneidae Description
Archaeidae Description
Arkyidae Description
Austrochilidae Description
Cheiracanthiidae Description
Clubionidae Description
Corinnidae Description
Cyatholipidae Description
Cycloctenidae Description
Deinopidae Description
Desidae Description
Dictynidae Description
Dyseridae Description
Filistatidae Description
Gnaphosidae Description
Hahniidae Description
Hersiliidae Description
Lamponidae Description
Linyphiidae Description
Lycosidae Description
Malkaridae Description
Mimetidae Description
Miturgidae Description
Nicodamidae Description
Oecobiidae Description
Oonopidae Description
Oxyopidae Description
Philodromidae Description
Pholcidae Description
Pisauridae Description
Salticidae Description
Scytodidae Description
Segestriidae Description
Selenopidae Description
Sicariidae Description
Sparassidae Description
Stiphidiidae Description
Tetragnathidae Description
Theridiidae Description
Thomisidae Description
Trachycosmidae Description
Uloboridae Description
Zodariidae Description
Zoropsidae Description

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 February 2023.