Spiders in Manchester

Several species of spiders have been observed in Manchester. While they remain active throughout the year, spiders are more widely seen during autumn around the months of September and October. The heightened visibility may be due to a need to mate. Their bites are not considered deadly to humans, with only a few, like the false widow spider, capable of piercing human skin.

Common Spiders: Long bodied cellar spider, giant house spider

Biggest Spiders: Giant house spider, cardinal spider

Spiders in Manchester

Most Venomous

Funnel Weaver Spiders

Cobweb Spiders

Tube Dwelling Spiders

  • Tube Web Spider (Segestria florentina)

Less Venomous

Orb Weaving Spiders

  • Missing Sector Orb Web Spider (Zygiella x-notata)

Funnel Weaver Spiders

Jumping Spiders

  • Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)