Observations in the Family: Theraphosidae

Common Name: Baboonspiders

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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

Baboon spider Westlake
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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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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Location: Sabisand
Observed: 15th January 2016
Added: 24th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Baboon Spider

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By: JoubertJoubert’s reputation in InvertebratesJoubert’s reputation in InvertebratesJoubert’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Morreletta Kloof
Observed: 3rd January 2016
Added: 4th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 45mm

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Baboon

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mutinondo Wilderness
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 23rd December 2015
Likely ID: Pterinochilus
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:6
Description:

Paralysed by a wasp.

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Hunted Baboon Spider

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Scarborough
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 17th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Watched this hapless spider being dragged into a hole by a wasp. The spider was clearly immobilised, but its legs did move a bit from time to time. During the process a fly kept hovering around the spider with great interest.

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Baboon spider

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Location: Cradle of Mankind
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 15th December 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Big black spider

Baboon spider?
By: MikeJennings
Location: Cape Town, Kirstenbosch
Observed: 14th December 2015
Added: 15th December 2015
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 10 cm in diameter, including the legs

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Baboon Spider

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Silvermine East
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 11th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:4
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A very aggressive spider - what is it?

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By: cmerry
Botanical Society of South AfricaCrew (Cape Peninsula)Friends of Silvermine Nature AreaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
Location: Jeep track, Silvermine east
Observed: 10th December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

This spider was jumping up to attack my dog, which was curious. I called him away and was able to take photos. Still the spiderdid not run away. I have not seen one like this before and would llike to know what it is and whether it is poisonous.

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Spider

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By: ernitavw@gmail.com
Early Detection Rapid Response Unit SANBISouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens
Observed: 17th November 2015
Added: 8th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Hairy black spider

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Baboon spider

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSeaKeys
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Location: M64, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve)
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 6th December 2015
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:8
Description:

Seen walking through the veld rather determinedly. Males walk around outside their burrows more than females. It seems like a young spider.
Abdomen covered in sparse red hairs. White/beige fringe around the carapace. body length 40-50mm.

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Baboon Spider in Lowveld

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 3rd December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Body length about 24mm.
Oddly, found in folds of our mosquito net.

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By: JCulverwellJCulverwell’s reputation in InvertebratesJCulverwell’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Observed: 17th November 2015
Added: 2nd December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Only one seen in garden in two years. Not measured, large!

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Dunbrody golden lesser baboon spider (Harpactirella magna)

Dunbrody golden lesser baboon spider (Harpactirella magna)
By: Welwitsch
Botanical Society of South AfricaInternational Euphorbia SocietySucculent Society of South Africa
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Observed: 10th November 2015
Added: 29th November 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:4
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Baboon spider

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By: Christopher Whi...
Botanical Society of South AfricaHermanus Botanical Society
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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 20th November 2015
Added: 20th November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Baboon Spider - Harpadtirinae

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By: ProffMeyersProffMeyers’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grahamstown Botanical Garden
Observed: 14th October 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Baboon Spider - Harpadtirinae, found under a rock

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Legless

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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: Karoo National Park
Observed: 23rd October 2015
Added: 1st November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Baboon spider without a leg...

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Baboon spider

Baboon spider
By: Leani van Antwerpen
Location: Mount Edgecombe
Observed: 2nd June 2015
Added: 31st October 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Large dark brown spider

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Large Black Hairy Spider

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By: fcholdtfcholdt’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Buchu Hiking Trail, West Coast DC
Observed: 24th October 2015
Added: 26th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider

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By: JoubertJoubert’s reputation in InvertebratesJoubert’s reputation in InvertebratesJoubert’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bergsig - Lodge
Observed: 16th October 2015
Added: 17th October 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 16th October 2015
Added: 17th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Species with which Baboonspiders (Theraphosidae) interacts