Description: a close neighbour of the large black triangular Theridiid spider posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283762 who is hiding in her retreat in last pic. The tiny spider at the bottom of the frame may well be a theridiid male come a-courting ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283764 )
They all resided in the outside upper corner of the bathroom window but there was no evidence of any interacting with the current subject.
Sorry haven't had an opportunity to look this little chap up yet
Description: possibly a male theridiid spider of the same species as the much larger black female in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283762 which was nesting in an outside corner of a window.
The tiny chap was loitering in the webbing below the female's retreat.
Another small spider can be seen in the web in the 2nd photo, this fellow is posted separately ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283767 )as there was no evidence of an actual interaction.
Description: more pics of the subject of http://www.ispot.org.za/node/282696 ,a black theridiid spider located in the top corner of a window on the outside.
On this occasion 2 other, much smaller, spiders were in close proximity as captured in the last photo with the theridiid female hiding in her retreat.
The lower brown individual was possibly the male of the same theridiid species conme a-courting, posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283764
The second little spider is posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283767
Description: biscuit coloured Hairy Field Spider on its fine little orbweb amongst the orange tree foliage. This individual later trapped a Didacus fruit fly which had a similar size to the spider.
To avoid duplication the spider/fly series is included here. see discussion under fly spot http://www.ispot.org.za/node/283151
Description: large (body length c.22mm), neat spider, dorsally, the abdomen was a relatively plain pale golden colour with a little white on the anterior edge and a short medial dark stripe flanked by a dark spot on either side.
Description: large female (has tubercles ADS(2014) p.52)tent spider c.12 mm in length, with a warm, sandy brown abdomen resting below its neat, netted, horizontal orbweb. Two of these larger-than-average individuals, both the same colour, have been observed at different locations in the garden recently.
This spider has incorporated a few leaves centrally as a simple shelter but it is not a formal structure as seen in some other tent observations in the garden, eg http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269738 (uncommon sight here).
Description: largish black spider with distinctly humped or triangular abdomen that resides in the corner of a window frame below the lintel (outdoors) with its retreat abutting an old wasp mudnest. A Smeringopus-type spider lives just next door (out of focus foreground - last photo) but they do not appear to interact.
The white abdominal markings are not noticeable in the living spider but there is a lot of visual noise in the vicinity.
This spider is normally observed standing outside the nest during the evening while during the day she is in retreat
Description: Green & light brown and white with reddish-brown markings attacked a solitary bee which caught our attention. Did not get a closer view of eye group as did not want to disturb the natural activity. (Photos are cropped).
Description: This jumper is strikingly large and boldly patterned. I estimate its (her?) body length about 15 to 16mm. Seen lurking on a potted aloe in a sunny spot in front of an aircraft hangar. I did not have a flash with me so I made do with natural light. Tricky!
I chose habitat = "urban parkland", not knowing what better to call it.
Description: relatively large spider, body length estimated at about 25mm, in a large,, untidy, vertical, sheet type web(300 x 450mm)within a spiny bush on a small sandstone escarpment on the valley side; to the right of the boulder in the last photo