Description: This spider come in to my house after the rain this week. It looks similar to a baboon spider but much smaller. I have seen it before and tried to identify it but there is no literate available. Please help me identify this specie. It’s relatively small. The carapace is a beautiful gold colour.
The Foveal groove can be seen which witch is deep into the carapace.
The abdomen has a line pattern on it.
The spider is small and live below the substrate lined with silk similar to the bigger baboon spider we find in the lowveld.
Description: Apologies for the quality of the photograph.
This seems to be a Salticidae, possibly of the Thyenula genus. Just wondering about the size, since from the last photograph, it can be seen that this specimen is almost 10 cm long (from "toe" to rear), and I was not aware that this family grew that large.
I noticed in my bathroom earlier today, and it has been hanging out there all day long. The cutest little thing, but I am wondering whether I should be relocating it outside in the garden.
Can anybody perhaps help with a genus and species identification.
Description: Mma Spider, heroine of spot http://www.ispot.org.za/node/248563 deposited what was believed to be her 2nd batch of eggs in the canopy of a Jacaranda tree on the 2nd May http://www.ispot.org.za/node/254974 ,since that date the protective green canopy has withered and fallen leaving just a few brown remnant attached by web to the fuzzy white egg ball, initially with dry leaflets but then just a few leaf stalks, and so it has remained for months so imagine my amazement and delight when a passing glance (more out of habit than expectation) revealed not the familiar, forlorn-looking, white fuzzy b
Description: 6mm including legs. Dark brown body with light brown setae forming a pattern on the abdomen. Hairy pedipalps. Dark legs with red/orange tarsi.
ID Nigorella sp a guess based on Vida's website. We need a Salticidae key.
Description: A few days ago the thriving community set up a massive, loose-mesh net across half the path. At any one time there can be 30-40 spiders of various sizes busy on different tasks around the place. They often resemble sailors busy with rigging repairs.
Yesterday I took a friend for a walk and as we turned the corner we flushed a large fly which blundered into the very top of the web and was unable to free itself. Immediately the 6 or 8 group members assigned to the instant response team shot out of the nest and scampered up the web.
Description: Both are about 12mm.
The male is the darker one.
Maritza spotted these two on shrubbery, the male performing what could perhaps have been a courtship dance. More like posturing, the way bodybuilders do, showing off their bulging limbs.
The next day the female spun a little cell between two leaves. The male appears to be guarding her most of the time, but going on little hunting excursions. We're wondering if, perhaps, he brings food 'home'. We haven't seen evidence of that yet.
Video of the courtship here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1520148958253349&pnref=story
Description: This female Rain Spider had just begun eating the male when I found them. The male was still alive, but could only twitch. They were both quite small (only 1-1.5cm from the tip of the abdomen to the fangs).
Description: No star stripes on the back,legs have white hairs, red hairs on the abdomen. I think the species is Harpactira chrysogaster but not really sure how to discern between Harpactira chrysogaster and atra.