Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

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Spider

Spider
By: Deidre Koopman
Location: Hantam NBG, porcupine trail
Observed: 23rd August 2016
Added: 23rd August 2016
Identifications:2
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Spider

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Location: South Rd, Lopes
Observed: 19th August 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Likely ID: Hermippus
Identifications:1
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PROCESSIONARY MOTH OR CATERPILLAR NEST?

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By: petergiddy
Location: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
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Unknown spider

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Likely ID: Araneae
Identifications:1
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Jumping spider

Jumping spider
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:1
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Bertie's Spider

Hisilicon Balong
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Photo credit: Bertie Jordaan, Cell phone camera

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Tiny Spider in the house

Tiny Spider in the house
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 28th July 2016
Added: 17th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Doggie faced spider

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Location: Ferness,Ottery
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 17th August 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

Size about 2cm (head and abdomen,without legs) Big eyes.Looks similar to http://www.ispotnature.org/node/826576

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Tiny Spider on Expedition

Tiny Spider on Expedition
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Garage Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Little 6 Eye Spitter on the Wall

Little  6 Eye Spitter on the Wall
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Rain Spider

Rain Spider
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: DuToits Peak summit ridge Mont Rochelle NR
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Veld about 1 year old

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Curtain Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 9th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

A shriek alerted me to the presence of this spider, caught, removed outside alive and well.

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False Button Spider

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Location: Kommetjie
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Identifications:1
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Hideout Exposed

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Location: Steenbrass Nature Reserve, Klipspringer Trail
Observed: 30th June 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

I was not expecting to open a rain spider's nest when I rolled the stone away, but it was a pleasant surprise - especially when I noticed the red mark on the abdomen. Finally something other than P. castaneus.

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Little Painted Beauty

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Location: Helderberg, Lower Slopes
Observed: 5th December 2015
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A tiny, colourful spider, found on a medium sized orb shaped web.

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Red-Bellied Rain Spider

SAM_7075 (3) [Palystes stilleri]
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Location: Helderberg, Lower Slopes
Observed: 29th December 2014
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

A medium sized Rain Spider hiding among the leaves of a protea. Unfortunately, it ran away before I could get a photo of the dorsal side.

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Courtship or canabilism?

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 3rd August 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Jumping spider of about 15mm carrying another one in its jaws. Although it was disturbed by me, it did not release the spider.

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Bridge Jumper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd August 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Ghostly Suspender

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd August 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Found on the handrail of a bridge, hanging by a single thread. Exhuvia.

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Spider unknown

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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: 28th April 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Approx 30mm in length, appears to have 4 marks on the abdomen as well as a reddish tip to abdomen.

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Hairy jumping spider

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Graham Beck, Rooiberg, Robertson
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Likely ID: Stenaelurillus
Identifications:1
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Description:

Virtually every Brianhuntleya intrusa had one of these spiders waiting in ambush.

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Not-so-hairy jumping spider

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Graham Beck, Rooiberg, Robertson
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Likely ID: Stenaelurillus
Identifications:1
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Small red spider in very messy 3D web

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 1st August 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spider (G.rivier)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Grootrivier bridge (G-rivier)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Sheetweb Spider (V-brug)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Voorbrugweg (3)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Yellow crab spider

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Enseleni Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 31st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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
Agreements:0
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

 Cheiracanthium furculatum
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: Perdepoort
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 28th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Flat Wallspider (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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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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