Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

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423 Spider green & orange in silk retreat

spider green and orange in silk retreat
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Spider-man

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By: 8-ta
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: sneeuberg
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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This Spider is a high spinner

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By: Ethan van Greenen
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Sneeuberg
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Black & White Jumping Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

Small, diurnal, found on flower and then seed head in gardens.

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Golden Oldie

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By: Josh Durie
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Location: sneeuberg saddle
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Golden Orb Spider

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scary spider

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By: Jonathan Campbell
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: below welbadaght cave
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Early morning spider

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By: JJones
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Cedeberg Mountains
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Mma Spider mates again

Mma Spider & her 2 suitors
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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 27th April 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Mma Spider, whose first mating was featured in spot http://www.ispotnature.org/node/573816 had increased in girth again was observed to mate again just 19 days after her first encounter. This mating went on for 3 days and consequently the observation is divided into 3 parts namely Day 1, Day 3 and the final part is a collection of titbits from subsequent weeks to complete the story.

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Harpactira?

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Location: Chongwe
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Location is very vaguely placed, as I seem to recall that these are all protected species and under CITES or some such, their locations should not be disclosed? Not sure.

Quite small for a baboon spider, body probably 22-24mm, night after first significant rainfall of the season (in this area, anyway). Am I correct in thinking that the plumose setae on the side of the chelicerae make this Harpactira sp?

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Spider

DSC01834 Thomisidae (Crab spider)
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Location: Highlands, Grahamstown
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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404 Spider webber small patterned

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Ant-like Sac Spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River near Hoedspruit
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Body length 8mm

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Lynx Spider

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Location: Masebe Nature Reserve
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Likely ID: Peucetia pulchra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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397 Spider brown longleg hairy

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider with Bee catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Lynx Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small golden Lynx Spider on a flower

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Oxytate with dark ab

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Not sure if this just a colour variation of the more transparent Oxytate individuals common on the bush, eg. http://www.ispotnature.org/node/570349

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Wolf Spider with young

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Likely ID: Lycosidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Wolf Spider

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Likely ID: Ocyale guttata
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Jumping Spider

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Likely ID: Salticidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Ctenizidae

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 8th December 2014
Likely ID: Stasimopus
Identifications:1
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Thyene ogdeni. Female

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River near Hoedspruit
Observed: 7th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Likely ID: Thyene ogdeni
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Body length 9.6mm

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Spider

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By: Yasmine Yacoubi
Location: Tokai, Cape Town
Observed: 7th December 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Likely ID: Leucauge
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Could someone tell me which spider these is ?

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Crab spider

DSC01329 Thomisidae (Crab spider) (4)
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Location: Mayor's Seat, Grahamstown
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

jumped from the freesia flower

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Dead Baboon Spider

Dead Baboon Spider
By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Small spider

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By: emg96
Location: Salem, Eastern Cape
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Likely ID: Oxyopes
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tiny spider

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By: emg96
Location: Assegaai Trails, Salem, Eastern Cape
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Likely ID: Salticidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Crown Lynx

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body length 5mm

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Hairy Field Spider

Field spider
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Body length 3.2mm

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Smallish Pisaurid

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Body length 3.8mm

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Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts