of Arachnology: pdf articles on a huge variety of arachnology
of North-West Europe and Spiders
of Australia by Ed Nieuwenhuys: about spider features and
habits, spider families, tons of huge photos. Including
Spiders of Britain and Europe by Nick Loven: a gallery of
photos and some info on a wide range of spiders.
by Elizabeth Turner of the Onalaska Science Web HTML Group: fact
sheets on all aspects of spiders.
from Arachnology: The Study of Arachnids: an long list of links
to anything and everything on spiders.
- Order Araneae
(Spiders) at the
D. Orkin Insect Zoo Page: lots of info, photos and links.
Their "The Amazing Arthropods" section has great photos
and lots of info on features that makes insects so successful.
Their Student Resources Page has tons of details on insect taxonomy,
structure, and on key insect families.
Entomological Home Page: THE page for insect and arthropod
facts, links and more.
Spiders of America North of Mexico by Wayne Maddison of University
of Arizona: a genera list and photo album organised by microhabitat.
Also linked to the Tree of Life entries for major spider families.
European spiders and their kin: about spiders in general, spider
biology and curiosities about their life, collecting and preserving
spiders, photogallery, family key, and snippets on the key spider
families (the frame set up, however, makes it very hard to read
Orkin Insect Zoo on the Mississippi State University website:
Facts about spiders in general including diversity, habitats,
form and function, life cycle, forms and feeding habits, natural
enemies, Olypmic feats and other strange facts, the good and the
in Ohio: brief snippets on how to study spiders, why study
biodiversity, what are spiders, Ohio's spiders, movies of spiders,
African Museum webpage: description of African spiders, their
features and behaviour with lots of photos. Families include:
Selenopidae, Sicariidae, Sparassidae,
(including Nephila), Theridiidae,
Home Page by Glenda Crew featuring work by Rochedale State
School students: lots of info and photos, about spider features
and behaviour, and spider poems, art and recipes for making spider-like
food. Lots of links. Includes individual write ups on the wolf
spiders by Sarah J, Araneus
by Shaun, Cyrtophora
by Sue, Deinopidae
Dienopis by Stuart, Argiope
by Devin, Scytodes
thoricica by Devin, Portia
by Jennifer, Orb-web
jumping spiders, gasteracantha
by Geoffrey and Chantelle,
on thesnake.org website: lots of info on spiders in general, spider
parts, courtship and mating, about silk, where to find, how to
rear, about spider bites, with a photo and some details of selected
spiders. Lots of photos and diagrams.
photos of spiders
spiders of America North of Mexico by Wayne Maddison: photos, info
on a wide range of jumping spiders, with a movie of their courtship
dance, and examples of mimicry of ants, beetles, birdroppings and termites.
of the Salticid Spiders by David Edwin Hill: lots of articles with
closeup photos on their features and behaviour: mimicry, courtship,
use of silk. Particularly on Phidippus sp. And lots of links.
Spiders on Lets Find Out: info on the general features of the genus,
their excellent eyesight, jumping skills and colourful mating dances.
Leaping Dancer by Bill Amos on Microscopy UK: an article about jumping
spiders with great close up photos.
I like jumping spiders By Mark Moffett on the National Wildlife
Federation homepage: tons of details on fascinating habits and features
of jumping spiders: courtship, cunning prey retrieval, and other jumping
spiders attack in organic orchard by Geraldine Warner on Good Fruit
Grower site: about the beneficial role of jumping and other spiders
in keeping down prey populations.
Zoology/Entomology Dept pages
- Dennis Kunkel's
page: humungous close-ups of spiders including face of a crab spider;
Jumping spider (Plexippus paykulli) cephalothorax, simple eyes,
and hairs; silk being secreted, face and palps of Argiope sp.
on spider eyes in MicroAngela by Tina (Weatherby) Carvalho of the
Biological Electron Microscope Facility and spider spinnerets.
from the University of Nebraska Dept of Entomology: a photo gallery
of a large variety of spiders. Available for us in publications and
other media so long as credit is given.
that have excellent info in their course outlines and other pages:
and museum fact sheets
- Oklahoma State
University Dept of Zoology's page on
Phylum Arthropoda, another great list of details of the various
arthropods and the evolution of insects
by the Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at Glasgow
University: details and diagrams of the structures of arthropods that
make them so successful.
Zoology by Albion College: a nice page with a detailed but short-and-sharp
description of the different arthropods, lots of links and a gallery.
- Barry M OConnor's
to Arthropods: a great list of all the major distinguishing features
of arthropods. From the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan.
MORE links?! ...
Museum: with sections on understanding arthropod classification,
profiles of some arthropods, role of insects in a habitat, and sections
on insect trivia and folklore, and links.
Virtual Arthropod Zoo by the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute:
info and photos on all kinds of arthropods.
O. Orkin Insect Zoo:
- The Animal
Diversity Web by The Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan:
details on the way arthropods are categorised and some key members.
- The Tree
of Life by The Museum of Paleontology, University of California,
Berkeley: lots of details on a wide variety of spiders.
readings on spiders
on the World Wide Web: for even MORE links!!
Index of Internet Resources a directory and search engine of insect-related
resources on the internet compiled by J. K. VanDyk (Iowa State University)
and L. B. Bjostad (Colorado State University): for YET more links! Check
out their links to insect images (includes movies of insects) and sounds.
Clyne, D. 1969. A Guide to Australian Spiders. Thomas Nelson (Australia)
Foelix, R. F. 1982. Biology of Spiders. Harvard University Press,
Jones, D. 1983. The Country Life Guide to the Spiders of Britain and
Northern Europe. Country Life Books, London.
Levi, H. W. & Levi, L. R. 1986. Spiders and their kin. Golden
Press, New York.
Murphy, F. 1980. Keeping Spiders, Insects and other Land Invertebrates
in Captivity. John Bartholomev & Son Ltd. Edinburgh.
Preston-Mafham, R. & Preston-Mafham K. 1984. Spiders of the World.
Blandford Press Ltd. Dorset.
Yaginuma, T. 1986. Spiders of Japan in Color. Hoikusha Publishing
Co., Ltd. Osaka.