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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Wolf spider

Spider 1 - Metsi-Metsi 2017-02-25 1
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Location: Metsi-Metsi Bergdam
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Caerostris sp.

 Caerostris sp.
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Bolleberg
Observed: 3rd February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Jumper

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By: M KriekM Kriek’s reputation in InvertebratesM Kriek’s reputation in InvertebratesM Kriek’s reputation in InvertebratesM Kriek’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Imbabala, Buffelsdrift
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Oggies' world

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

c. 8mm body length

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Web of confusion 2: Rain Spider?

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By: Clinton Rautenbach
Botanical Society of South AfricaLepidopterists' Society of AfricaWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Hilldrop
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Web of confusion: Venemous or not?

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By: Clinton Rautenbach
Botanical Society of South AfricaLepidopterists' Society of AfricaWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Hilldrop
Observed: 17th January 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Likely ID: Spiders
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

I appear to have been bitten by a spider or tick, and this is just one of the spiders I recently found cuddled up in bed with me...

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Brown Spider with 3 yellow marks on the round body

Brown Spider with 3 yellow marks on the round body
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Little Grey Jumper

Little Grey Jumper
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Little Blue Jumper

Little Blue Jumper
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spider

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Location: Bloem
Observed: 14th April 2009
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Red Kite Spider

ID needed
By: Charlie J Maimela
Location: Kwelera National Botanical Garden
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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The resident predator

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

A couple of flowers each had these spiders waiting for unsuspecting pollinators

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Orb spider

Orb spider
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Oribi Gorge Reserve
Observed: 30th June 2016
Added: 23rd February 2017
Likely ID: Argiope
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:8
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Daddy Long Legs

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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crab spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Driehoek
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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More or less glued to the leaf.

More or less glued to the leaf.
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Only re-arranged the position of the legs slightly, when heavily disturbed.

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Tiny Black Jumper in the Dog Rose

Tiny Black Jumper in the Dog Rose
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Small spider hunting in the grass

Small spider hunting in the grass
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spider with kids

Capheris species (2)
By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 20th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: Capheris
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Male Jumping Spider

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed: 20th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: Heliophanus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Body length 5.6mm
Spotted on vegetation (1st pic misleading).

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Jumping spider

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: Salticidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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platy

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Sneuuberg neck, cederberg
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: Platyoides
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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the hairy one

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Yellow Boxkite Spider in Lowveld forest

Yellow boxkite 6p6mm
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body length 6.6mm without spines

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Black Boxkite spider in Lowveld forest

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body length 6.7mm excluding spines

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Kite Spider in Lowveld forest

Kite 8mm
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Body length 8mm excluding spines.

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Tiny Jumper in Lowveld forest

Heliophanus 2p1mm
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Likely ID: Heliophanus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

2.1mm body length.
Spiderling.

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Knopie

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Location: Waterkloof
Observed: 15th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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The pitter-patter of 160 tiny feet

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

About 10mm body-length, with at least 20 babies packed tightly on her fast-running back

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Phyxelididae

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 18th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts