Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

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Hugely fat Huntslady

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By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Mac's Mansion, Reebok, Western Cape
Observed: 26th July 2016
Added: 29th July 2016
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications:3
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Comments:1
Description:

Very rotund abdomen, the picture of the underside is not clear, but I wasn't letting her out of the container for a photo shoot.

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Cheiracanthium furculatum

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Perdepoort
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 28th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Flat Wallspider (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Marakele NP - WfW Office
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Trapdoor Spider

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Location: 14, Short Rd
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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New Trapdoor

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Location: Unnamed Road, Bojanala
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

A group of us headed out to Rustenburg on Saturday in search of a new species of trapdoor. A Horned trapdoor spider. Niela du Preez found a male in January this year on her stoep and got in contact with Ian Engelbrecht. It turned out to be a new underscribed species. We found 4 specimens and they will be used to describe this new species

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Yellow domino

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini forest walk by fence
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Lunchtime

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sukabula
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 23rd July 2016
Likely ID: Menemerus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:6
Description:

Several Jumping spiders were sitting on the a wooden fence. They were stalking flies after many unsuccessful attempts one got lucky.

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Waterberg Jumper

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Jembisa, Palala River, Waterberg
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Likely ID: Stenaelurillus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

6mm
Seen near inactive termite constructions.

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A green one!

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Jembisa, Palala River, Waterberg
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:6
Description:

6mm female
Photographed on a plakkie leaf.

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Porch Washing Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 21st July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Survived the washing water that flushed it from it's lair

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Look what I found today at Tokai

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By: Thabisile Pheko
Location: Tokai forest
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Salticidae sp.

Salticidae 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: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

A very speedy spider. I have lots of pictures that missed it!

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Euprosthenopsis pulchella

Euprosthenopsis pulchella
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Thomisus sp. eating Apis mellifera on on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

 Thomisus sp. eating Apis mellifera on on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
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: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Silver vlei spider

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By: timvn
CREW (Eastern Cape)
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Location: Featherstone Kloof, Grahamstown, EC
Observed: 12th April 2015
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Unidentified spider

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By: Louis van Wyk
Location: Atlantic Beach Golf Estate
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 15th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider

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Location: Wedderwill
Observed: 4th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Kleinmond rainspider dinner

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond garden
Observed: 11th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Mooi spinnekop

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Nooitgedacht plaas
Observed: 1st May 2015
Added: 11th July 2016
Likely ID: Euprosthenops
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider 2

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Location: Kaolin str, Carletonville
Observed: 13th March 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spider

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Carletonville, Gauteng
Observed: 30th January 2015
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Unknown

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in InvertebratesJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Boshuisie
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Tiny Spider with tinier prey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Button Spider

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By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Westlake
Observed: 6th February 2015
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Spider in the office

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Location: Mtubatuba
Observed: 5th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Spider (WNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Garden Route National Park
Observed: 1st June 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider

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Location: Orpen Rest camp
Observed: 28th January 2014
Added: 3rd July 2016
Likely ID: Araneae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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spider

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By: Mark Werschlein
Location: howick
Observed: 28th June 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Spider?

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Leggy Green Spider

Leggy Green Spider
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Location: Catalina Bay View Point
Observed: 19th June 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Thomisus sp. on Selago corymbosa

 Thomisus sp. on Selago corymbosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 28th June 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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