Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

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Black Spinner

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 31st January 2015
Added: 31st January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Hanging upside down from a single fairly thick and dark coloured thread, spinning in the breeze.
Body 5mm or so.

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Nephila Fenestrata (f) detail

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By: CJiSpot
Location: Cape Peninsula, W Cape
Observed: 31st January 2015
Added: 31st January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Detail of adult Nephila Fenestrata (f) on web

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Funnel web spider

grass funnel-web spider
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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 7th June 2013
Added: 31st January 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Another spider

Another spider
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 18th August 2012
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Spider and prey

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By: sue marsdensue marsden’s reputation in Invertebratessue marsden’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 31st October 2014
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:5
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Spider

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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 30th January 2015
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Blobby jumper

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: House
Observed: 30th January 2015
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

The eyes make me think Salticidae but the body is not too athletic :-)

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So many legs to cool off ;-)

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By: outrampsandra
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Location: Millwood Trail, southern Outeniquas
Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

About 4-5cm across, including legs. These elegant stripey spiders were seen often during December, January in the southern Cape and seem to take the holidaymakers in their stride! ID please!

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Horned Baboon Spider

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Location: Waterberg NP
Observed: 16th March 2009
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Observed at night on the tar road up to the chalets

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Water spider

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By: JoubertJoubert’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Jagkamp
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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spider

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By: Kristine
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood House wetlands
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Sheetweb

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider guarding eggs

Spider with egg sack
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein and Welkom
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Large spider on web

Feeding on Melolonthinae
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein and Welkom
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Argiope, but which species?

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Location: Halali Camp, Etosha National Park
Observed: 18th March 2009
Added: 27th January 2015
Likely ID: Argiope
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:4
Description:

Found this beautiful Argiope a few years ago away from any web at daytime. Have struggled to say anthing about the species, as it does not immediatley fit any of the known Argiope species known from Namibia. Any help is appreciated.

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Yellow spider

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By: Matt64
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood house wetland
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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492 Spider minute pale

spider minute pale
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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496 Spider black long

spider black long
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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493 Spider small brown pattern long legs

spider small brown pattern long legs
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Likely ID: Araneinae
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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489 Spider vlei

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 26th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Likely ID: Leucauge festiva
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Spider

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By: Meyr27
Glenwood House School
Location: George
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 26th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Yellow with a bit of black

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big spider

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By: adriaan554
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood wetland
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 26th January 2015
Likely ID: Pisauridae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Is this spider poisonous?

scary spider huge cream/yellow oval body with long black legs
By: eeeeck
Location: 6 lacre road lansdowne cape town
Observed: 26th January 2015
Added: 26th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

About the size of my palm. Long sharp black legs with a large oval cream abdomen with black markings.

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Unknown spider

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Location: HPNBG
Observed: 22nd January 2014
Added: 26th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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brown water spider

small brown spider
By: sausage
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood wetlands
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Likely ID: Nilus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small brown water spider

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Garden Spider ?

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By: Nicole Potgieter
Location: Mpumalanga
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Found this spider in my mothers vegetable garden, just curious as to which type of spider it is seen as i could not find it online.

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Baboon spider

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Location: Grass site 2, Mgobezeleni
Observed: 22nd January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Likely ID: Theraphosidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Leg-span about 6 cm

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Spiders Nest

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Leucauge sp?

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Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts