Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Thyenula juvenca

Jumper
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Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 30th April 2017
Added: 30th April 2017
Likely ID: Thyenula juvenca
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Stripes in the grass

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Fancourt, Links
Observed: 27th April 2017
Added: 28th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Medium size, diurnal, vertical orb web

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Mevrou Pampoen

SAM_1174 (2)
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Location: GreenMountainTrail (Day3, Defunct MTO Forestry)
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Orange Box Spider

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Twinstreams Forest
Observed: 23rd April 2017
Added: 23rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Black box spider eating a damselfly

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini forest
Observed: 22nd April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Web 40 cm above ground - in grass next to forest path

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Jumping Spider on a Daisy

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By: vynbos
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Location: Kleinplaas Dam Rd, Simon's Town
Observed: 18th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I can't remember ever seeing a Salticidae on a flower before.
veld 4 months old.

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Kite spider

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Twinstreams
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

In forest

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Stenaelurillus

Stenaelurillus
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Salt Creek
Observed: 22nd January 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Likely ID: Stenaelurillus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Twinstreams
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 13th April 2017
Likely ID: Tetragnatha
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body about 12 mm long

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Li'l Biscuit!

boxkite, yellow1a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 12th April 2017
Added: 13th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

She wasn't happy to be taken from her start-up web across the kitchen window, but will be much safer outside

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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Lower Tokai A11 Old picnic site
Observed: 30th August 2016
Added: 13th April 2017
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Horny egg-bearer

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By: Bushboy
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Location: CrocWorld Conservation Centre
Observed: 8th April 2017
Added: 11th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab Spider - male

Crab Spider - male
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Upper Tokai: n end below zigzag cycle track
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 11th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Fell out of flower with previous.

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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Upper Tokai: n end below zigzag cycle track
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 11th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Tiny Spider's Moulting

Tiny Spider's Moulting
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 10th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Van Staden's, Cleo
Observed: 8th April 2017
Added: 10th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Baboon Spider

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Location: Long Tom Pass - Central
Observed: 8th April 2017
Added: 10th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Found this oke on the tar road around 18:15 after some rain

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Orb Spinner

Orb Spinner
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Cedarberg shortcut on plateux track to Sneeuberg Hut
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 10th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Speckled Boxkite Spider

SAM_1155 (2)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: GreenMountainTrail (Day3, Paul Cluver Estate)
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Little orb web spider (abdomen about 5mm across)

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White Crab Spider

SAM_2532 (2)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: GreenMountainTrail (Day3, Defunct MTO Forestry)
Observed: 15th March 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
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Little Jumper with massive front legs

Little Jumper with massive front legs
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Crabspider on wild garlic - Vergelegen

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By: carina l
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Location: Vergelegen driehoek
Observed: 28th March 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider (Port St Johns)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Port St Johns - Amapondo
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Selenops brachycephalus

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Location: Marakele National Park
Observed: 6th March 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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There's plenty of biodiversity on our kitchen-yard wall-top

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th April 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Perhaps 6mm body-length

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Nephila senegalensis

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By: GawieGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Woodland spider. Golden silk

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By: Anthony WaltonAnthony Walton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 5th April 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Gasteracantha sanguinolenta

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By: GawieGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in InvertebratesGawie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Marakele National Park
Observed: 7th March 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Anyphops sp

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Location: Dronfield
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Likely ID: Anyphops
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Lynx Spider

Lynx Spider
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Cedarberg track Sneeuberg Hut to Maltese Cross on n pass
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 6th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts