Tejal's picture


Observed: 24th March 2012 By: Tejal

I have found a few of these in my home in the last few months , average size is approx the size ot Large Adult palm ,dark brown in color , my property has a mature garden so assuming they breed in there , i need to know if they are dangerous ( spider bites ) possible treatment if bitten and how do i get rid of them ...?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rainspider (Palystes) interacts


Tejal's picture

Help , urgently required RE :

Help , urgently required RE : Identification of the attached spider pic

chrisbrooks's picture


I have just realised that you are from South Africa, is this sighting from that country. If it is you had better post it on a local South African site and get an expert opinion. I wrongly assumed you were from the UK. It looks like our house spiders but you had better check it out.

Tony Rebelo's picture


Dont worry about the spiders. Just catch them in a jar or glass (with a cardboard to slip under) and gently release them outside - dont throw them: their "safety rope" will bring them back to your hand.