How to Use This Site


Are you trying to find a specific spider?

            Use our Search page to search by:

      • Picture: If you have seen a spider you want to identify or if you just want to look at our pretty pictures.
      • Eye Pattern: Many families have very disticntive eye patterns that can help you identify your spider. If you have look caerfully at your spider or just want to see the different patters, this is the search option for you.
      • Taxonomic Family: Search by Family and see detailed family characteristics and spider that are in that family.
      • Common Name: Search by our alphabetical list of common name.
      • Scientific Name: Search by alphabetical list of scientific names.


Want to learn about spiders in general or confused about something you have seen on our species page?

            You may want to look at our Spider Information Page. On this page there is information on spider anatomy (including pictures and links to our illustrated Glossary page), and basic backgound information about spider taxonomy and natural history.


Confused about some spider related terminology?

            Our Glossary page is just the one for you. Here you can look through our alphabetical list to define the term and see illustrated examples of the terms described.


Having a bad day and need a laugh?

            Enjoy our Silly Spider Stuff page.  


Curious about who would be crazy enough to make this site?

            Check out our Authors and Acknowledgments page.