PhotobucketAraneus quadratus, an orb-weaving spider

Nick’s Spiders is dedicated to pictures and photographs of British and European spiders (with a link to spiders of North America). The site was set up to help people who wish to learn more about spiders or who are trying to identify a spider that they have seen.

I sometimes use it to narrow down the identity of spiders I photograph, but unfortunately they are notoriously difficult to identify, so I’m never too confident that I’ve got it right. Some of the photographs aren’t particularly clear but, even so, it’s not a bad starting point.