Observations in the Order: Araneae

Common Name: Spiders

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Green Spider

Green Spider
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Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed: 30th August 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
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Very common Gardens spider, webs seem to attract and hold moisture droplets

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st August 2015
Added: 31st August 2015
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Little Brown Spiky Legs

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st August 2015
Added: 31st August 2015
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Flat Wallspiders (VSWR)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve
Observed: 27th August 2015
Added: 28th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Yellow Crabspider

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By: vynbos
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Location: Lions Head Path, Signal Hill
Observed: 23rd August 2015
Added: 28th August 2015
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Last Night's Show Discards?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th August 2015
Added: 26th August 2015
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Found suspended on a thread, empty discarded skin after a moult.

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Not sure about spider found in my garden

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Location: Gordons Bay
Observed: 24th August 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Hi there. can anyone confirm what kind of spider this is? Looks like some kind of button spider but it does not have any markings below or on top of the abdomen. It is quite large, with legs spread out it will cover a 50c coin easily and has deep brown colorawith lighter brown on the abdomen.

I suspect it is a brown button spider but the color and no markings I am not so sure.

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violin spider

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Location: Medike
Observed: 15th July 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

I see these relatively often under rocks. I have noticed that there are usually ant carcasses associated with the spider. They look like feeding remains.

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Jumping Spider Feeding

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Location: Helderberg, Lower Slopes
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 24th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Quite large, darkly coloured jumping spider (approx. 6-7mm long) feeding on a fly.

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Sheetweb Spider (VSWR)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve
Observed: 20th August 2015
Added: 24th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Spider

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By: MeldeM
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Location: Lottering
Observed: 28th July 2015
Added: 24th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Another Green Crab Spider

Another Green Crab Spider living in the same Dog Rose
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Green Crab Spider changing coat

Green Crab Spider changing coats
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Dead Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 18th August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Found dead on porch

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Tiny ledge spider

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Very small, web present, on outside wall.

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"U" Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Distinct "U", banded, on the abdomen

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Small Spider on Rock

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st August 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Amaurobioides africana

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By: Lee Jones
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Location: Bordjiesrif
Observed: 26th July 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
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Comments:2
Description:

Body roughly 12mm - ornate markings on dorsal abdomen

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Spotty

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Location: Fouriesburg, a
Observed: 16th August 2015
Added: 18th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Small spider sitting upside down in the hub of the web at dusk. Appears to be waiting for nocturnal insects.

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Euprosthenopsis pulchella

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Fynbos Nature Reserve, Robberg Corridor
Observed: 14th August 2015
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Lady and her eggs

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 13th August 2015
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
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On the driveway, carrying and egg sack behind her.

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Tree dwelling spider

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 9th July 2015
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Spider in fynbos retreat

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Witblitz
Observed: 7th August 2015
Added: 13th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Robberg Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Robberg
Observed: 19th March 2011
Added: 12th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Green Camera Bag Poser

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th August 2015
Added: 11th August 2015
Likely ID: Monaeses
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Ken Gie

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Insie Winsie

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Cumberland Accommodation
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 10th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Spider (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 8th August 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Spider (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 8th August 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:2
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Jumping Spiders (Bloukraans)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Bloukraans - Old forest station
Observed: 6th August 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Web

Spider web Etosha Aoba Lodge
By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Etosha
Observed: 30th July 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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