Spider Identification Guide

A pictorial guide to the conspicuous spiders of Orange County, California


This guide is designed to serve my Biology of Insects and Spiders students as well as Orange County naturalists and residents. It is formatted as a ladder to direct the observer in the determination of the identity of spiders based on the habitat and web structure. These characteristics lead the observer to a page of thumbnail photos and then to a page of macro-photos of the particular spider.

Spider Identification Guide

Additionally, one can check the indices to scan spider families or spider types.

Spider Family Index   Scientific Name Index   Spider Type Index   Spider Habitat Index

For further information you can check the related websites at:

and the literature references at:

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