Observations in the Family: Theraphosidae

Common Name: Baboonspiders

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Baboon spider

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Location: Stockpoort Lodge
Observed: 25th January 2017
Added: 31st January 2017
Likely ID: Brachionopus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Found under old tree stump where there was a tunnel-web

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Baboon spider

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Location: Stockpoort Lodge
Observed: 25th January 2017
Added: 31st January 2017
Likely ID: Harpactirella
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Found under old tree stump where there was a tunnel-web

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Baboon spider

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Location: Stockpoort Lodge
Observed: 25th January 2017
Added: 31st January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

There are 2 individuals on this upload found a couple meteres apart.
1st photo was a big adult that just didn't want to leave the safety of the tunnel, the second is a much smaller individual that I managed to dug up.

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Baboon spider

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By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Haaskraal
Observed: 21st January 2017
Added: 22nd January 2017
Likely ID: Harpactira
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 7 cm across... Found missioning around my lounge last night...

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Hairy beauty

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Location: Hlane Royal National Park
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 20th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

1 cm body

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Baboon Spider vs Citrus Swallowtail

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Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 9th September 2016
Added: 25th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dwarf Baboon Spider

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By: Sun BeeSun Bee’s reputation in InvertebratesSun Bee’s reputation in InvertebratesSun Bee’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 8th December 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Harpactira atra

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Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Not enormous - about 50mm long, not including legs.

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Horned baboon spider

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Location: Notten's Bush Camp
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Baboon spider

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Location: Swebe-Swebe Maria Kamp
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Horned Baboon spider

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Location: Swebe-Swebe Maria Kamp
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Baboon spider

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Location: Swebe-Swebe - Hanover - Kwartelland
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Trapdoor spider nest?

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By: KarooboyKarooboy’s reputation in InvertebratesKarooboy’s reputation in InvertebratesKarooboy’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 15th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Approx. 50mm across

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Baboon spider

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Location: Moreletta Kloof
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 14th November 2016
Likely ID: Brachionopus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Baboon Spider

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By: OrpheusOrpheus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Solwezi. N.Western Zambia
Observed: 30th October 2016
Added: 30th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Large spider. Old World Tarantula. Hairy and fairly aggressive.

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Baboon Spider - Harpactira dictator

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By: Knysna Wildflowers
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Barrydale Hiking Trail
Observed: 20th October 2016
Added: 26th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Baboon spider

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By: Louis van WykLouis van Wyk’s reputation in InvertebratesLouis van Wyk’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Atlantic Beach Golf Estate
Observed: 21st October 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider

Brachionopus robustus
By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 20th October 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

2 cm

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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
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Baboon spider at Westlake

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By: Lmossop
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Westlake Conservation Centre
Observed: 27th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Very Big Spider

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By: Mousebird
Location: Heaven, Langkloof
Observed: 15th September 2015
Added: 8th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body approx. 5cm

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Golden Baboon Spider

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Location: Christie Prins Trail
Observed: 17th May 2016
Added: 20th May 2016
Likely ID: Harpactira
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

A fairly small baboon spider (length from chelicerae to tip of abdomen: approx. 3-4cm) found in a silk lined tunnel under a large stone. Its colour appeared more brown in the shade of its burrow, but under the flash it came out as a rich, shiny gold. I searched for an example with similar colouration, but those species with golden brown bodies always seem to have the same colour on at least the first leg segment as well. Three other baboon spiders were seen on the same day, but none with such uniform and striking colouration of the abdomen and cephalothorax.

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Baboon spider

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Location: Wolwespruit
Observed: 17th April 2016
Added: 18th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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golden spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Hole in wall
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Baby Baboon Spider

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By: Sun BeeSun Bee’s reputation in InvertebratesSun Bee’s reputation in InvertebratesSun Bee’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 19th March 2016
Added: 19th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

The mom met a very unfortunate end in the outside kitchen drain where she laid eggs (we had just moved in the house and had no idea the spider or the eggs are there until it was too late). We moved the eggs to a safer spot and hoped for the best. Seems at least some of them survived.

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Baboon spider

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Location: SwebeSwebe - Ken house
Observed: 26th February 2016
Added: 1st March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Welcome Visitor

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Location: Still Bay
Observed: 21st January 2016
Added: 28th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Baby Baboon

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By: Rene HoenderdosRene Hoenderdos’s reputation in InvertebratesRene Hoenderdos’s reputation in InvertebratesRene Hoenderdos’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 5th February 2016
Added: 8th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Small spider, 15 - 20 mm legs included, velvety brown carapace and abdomen, apex of leg segments have narrow white bands

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Baboon spider

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By: koosiekloekkoosiekloek’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sabisand
Observed: 15th January 2016
Added: 24th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Species with which Baboonspiders (Theraphosidae) interacts