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Where is the spider capital of the UK?
1st March 2021

By Karen Pickwick

Leicester is home to the most species of spider in Britain, new research has found.  

A study of where the arachnids live found that the East Midlands city had more different species of spider than any of the UK’s other 68 cities, the Daily Mail reported.

Using data from The National Biodiversity Network – the UK’s largest collection of biodiversity information with 235 million wildlife records – the study was conducted by

There are apparently a whopping 650 species of spider in the UK, 12 of which – including the cellar spider, the woodlouse spider and the false widow spider – have enough venom to harm humans.