Dew-covered spider web at sunrise

Image courtesy of Pixnio

Spider season: who lives on a web like this?

In autumn, spiders and their webs become a lot more noticeable, although they're around us all year.

Here, some noteworthy UK inhabitants describe themselves and their homes. See if you can match the web to its maker. 


British wildlife

Find out about the plants and animals that make the UK home.

Creative commons image credits

Giant house spider © Parent Géry [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Nursery web spider © Lukas Jonaitis [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Money spider © Andreas Eichler [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Triangle spider © Martin Lemke [CC BY-SA 3.0 DE], via Wikimedia Commons

Missing sector orb-weaver © Ian Pembroke [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Garden orb-weaver © Böhringer Friedrich [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Wasp spider courtesy of Aqua via Wikimedia Commons

Tube web spider © Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Diving bell spider © Norbert Schuller Baupi [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Purse web spider © Siga [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jumping spider © Judy Gallagher [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr