Spiders in Scotland

There are several species of spiders in Scotland, told apart with the help of a microscope due to negligible differences in appearance. The common ones include the large house Spider, the long bodied cellar spider, and the pink prowler spider. The false widow spider has also been seen in Scotland in recent times. While they are venomous, most of them are not considered dangerous and only bite when threatened. They begin to emerge in autumn during the first weeks of September to mate and go back into hiding by October. However, though less visible, they remain active.

Most Common Spiders: Long Bodied Cellar Spider, Garden Cross Spider, Large House Spider

Biggest Spider: Large House Spider

Spiders in Scotland

Most Venomous

Cobweb Spiders

Less Venomous

Cell Spiders

Goblin Spiders

  • Pink Prowler Spider (Oonops domesticus)

Tube-Web Spiders

  • Snake Back Spider (Segestria senoculata)

Comb-Footed Spiders

  • Common Candy-Striped Spider (Enoplognatha ovata)

Crab Spiders

  • Common Crab Spider (Xysticus cristatus)

Running Crab Spiders

  • Slender Crab Spider (Tibellus oblongus)
  • Long Thin Spider (Tibellus maritimus)

Orb Weaver Spiders

  • Garden Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus)
  • Green Cucumber Spider (Araniella cucurbitina)

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Money Spiders

  • Common Sheetweb Spider (Linyphia triangularis)

Sac Spiders

Ground Spiders

Long-Jawed Spiders

  • Common Stretch Spider (Tetragnatha extensa)

Lace-Web Spiders

Funnel-Web Spiders

Jumping Spiders

  • Common zebra jumping spider (Salticus scenicus)

Wolf Spiders

  • Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata)

Nursery-Web Spiders

  • Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)