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You can send a message or ask a question about British spider identification here. If your query is about spiders from other parts of the World, please find another forum. We are unable to help.

Fill out details and click Submit. If your message is about the identification of a spider, please provide the date of the sighting and the location in the form of a full postcode or Ordnance Survey grid reference. If your query is about identification or false widow spiders, or you want to submit a record, you must be able to provide a good quality photograph (NOT A VIDEO) to help answer your query. You will be asked to send this when you receive an email reply to your request. Without a photograph of your spider, we will not be able to help.  The photograph needs to show the top surface of the spider and to be close up, in focus, not against a coloured background and not blurred. Photographs taken through glass or plastic inside a container will not provide adequate information.

If your enquiry is about false widow spiders please first see the false widow page on this website and BAS website link. PLEASE NOTE, WE CANNOT PROVIDE ADVICE ON REMOVAL OF SPIDERS OR ANY FURTHER ADVICE THAN ALREADY AVAILABLE IN THESE LINKS. For authorative information on the toxicity of spiders Worldwide see Ed Nieuwenhuys's link on the demystification of the toxicity of spiders link. Britain has no dangerous spiders.

Name:  enter your name here
Your query:  Please do not use Other for any query to do with identification or false widows
Postcode:  your spider's full postcode location. Please note postcodes have a space between the first and second part of the postcode.
Or .....
Grid Ref:  your spider's Ordnance Survey grid reference here. Please do not use latitude and longitude
Email:  your email address here
Message:  your message here

 If your query is about identification or false widow spiders, you will be asked to send a photograph when you receive an email reply to your request.
 If you don't receive a reply, check your ISP spam folder. A reply is sent immediately. Some email providers may have incorrectly identified the email as spam and blocked the reply. You would need to contact your email provider if there is no reply, even in your spam folder.
 We will try to answer all questions as soon as we can.  Thank you.
 The Spider and Harvestman Recording Schemes are run on an entirely voluntary basis under the auspices of the British Arachnological Society.