Spiders & other arachnids

Spiders & other arachnids

Spiders are ancient animals with a history going back many millions of years. They have always been with us, an ancient source of fear and fascination. They are abundant and widespread and are natural controllers of insect populations.

Dangerous spiders

Find out about dangerous spider species, the effects of their venom and how bites are treated.


Common arachnids found in gardens, forests and deserts.