Observations in the Order: Araneae

English Name: Spiders

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Thanatus

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By: Roy MarlowRoy Marlow's reputation in InvertebratesRoy Marlow's reputation in InvertebratesRoy Marlow's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Stilbaai
Observed on: 23rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Likely ID: Thanatus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Monkey face!!

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 23rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: About 3-4mm,

White Crab Spider with catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Action in center of Dune Daisy. Victim most probably a Nose Fly,common on the Dune Daisy now.Will do an interaction.

Spider

Spider
By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Prinskasteel Wetland Tokai
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Green Lynx spider

Mgobezeleni- 006
By: RickyRicky's reputation in InvertebratesRicky's reputation in InvertebratesRicky's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mgobezeleni Estuary, Sodwana
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Likely ID: Peucetia
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: On leaf floating on water. Feeding on fly. Body about 12 mm long

Kleinmond mummified corpse

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed on: 15th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: The log in the last picture usually stands up in a corner on my stoep, and the tangle of silk in the gap between log and said corner has slowly expanded over the last two or so years.

Small webspinning spider

spider small webspinner
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 22, Nofemela St
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 6mm.

Spider in the undergrowth

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Location: 22, Nofemela St
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Ground Spider (Dysdera crocata) 1741738

Ground Spider (Dysdera crocata) 1741738
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Nurserywebber

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 22, Nofemela St
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Jumping Spider (Menemerus bivittatus) 1668567 4web_

Jumping Spider (Menemerus bivittatus) 1698600
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: stack of 46/72 pics respectively

tiny black golf ball

tiny black golf ball
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 12th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: tiny spider with a pitted, spherical dark grey abdomen nesting in some garden equipment

fairyland spider

fairyland spider
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Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 7th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: sheetweb constructed in low bushy Portulacaria afra catching a little late afternoon sunshine between the shadows

longlegs

longlegs
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale house
Observed on: 6th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Daddylonglegs hanging on (little used)bathroom wall, 6-7mm body length

cute Jumper

cute Jumper
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale house
Observed on: 6th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Likely ID: Mexcala elegans
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: cute little Jumper with a lime-green mustache. Interestingly, it did not jump but walked around quite slowly, possibly part of its ant-mimic strategy

tin can spider

tin can spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: small spider (male?) suspended from a 1kg inverted jam tin at the corner of the fence. It reminds me a little of a tropical tentweb spider

spotty orange spider

spotty orange spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: small spider, c. 4mm in length, orange patterned with a high domed carapace, probably free roaming. Legs held crab-like but they don't appear to be very long.

Black Spot

Black Spot
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: A Hairy Field Spider with a distinctive black abdominal pattern. The fine web is located towards the top edge of a 1.8m gate with 75 x 75mm diamond mesh.

all legs

all legs
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: the second of 2 sac spiders to pass by a hiding Hairy Field Spider nesting in a Pergularia vine along the garden fence, (posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269747 ) This 2nd spider arrived in the vicinity about 30 mins after the first ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269864 ) had passed through. By comparison this 2nd fellow was a more slender, leggy spider (even with only 6 legs present) the 1st pair of legs being particularly long. It was also more aggressively active, it dashed this way and that for about 10mins before moving on.

spider in pale green velvet

spider in pale green velvet
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: 2 sac spiders passed through the vicinity of a Hairy Field Spider ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269747 ) with its small web and retreat in a Pergularia vine along the garden fence, and about 30mins apart. The HFS hide from both. This first free roaming spider, posted here, was neatly decked out in pale green velvet with a light brown waistcoat and black tie. It was conservative in its movements and almost gentle in its investigations in contrast to the activity of the 2nd sac spider ( posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269865 )

Flat spider

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By: Arika M
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: HNBG Office
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

cosy corner retreat

cosy corner retreat
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Likely ID: Neoscona rapta
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Hairy Field Spider with a discreet little orb web among the vines and a cosy retreat inside an open Pergularia fruit. There were 2 other free roaming spiders around ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269864 and http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269865 ) and when either came nearby the HFS moved away from its web along the vine or headed for its retreat.

Is this winter?

the door is open
By: Douglas Euston-BrownDouglas Euston-Brown's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 22, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 13th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Likely ID: Hogna
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

spider in a rabbit fur wrap

spider in a rabbit fur wrap
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: same spider as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/262422 I now think the dark pattern I previously referred to, on the dorsal surface of the abdomen is simply shadows and that the surface is not smooth below the rabbit pelt, there are little pin cushion dots in 2 longitudinal rows. The bifid posterior end of the abdomen I hope will ring bells for someone. The nest is still adorned with vegetable matter but it appears to have been enhanced with tiny beetles.

Jumping Spider salticidae 4web 1608116

Jumping Spider salticidae 4web 1608080
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 11th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Spider in the woodpile

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 12th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Gate spider

By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 12th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Head to end of abdomen about 13mm.

Spiders in web

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By: Suvarna_PB
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Location: Vernon Crookes Nature reserve
Observed on: 13th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spider 4web 1467700

Spider 4web 1467699
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ngoma
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Likely ID: Lipocrea
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Rain Spider (Palystes sp.) 4web 1517774

Rain Spider (Palystes sp.) 4web 1517768
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: B8, Caprivi Game Park
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Garden orb Spider (Neoscona sp.)4web 1517801

Garden orb Spider 4web 1517801
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ngoma
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Garden orb Spider 4web 1517801

Garden orb Spider 4web 1517791
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: B8, Caprivi Game Park
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Orange Spider

Orange Spider
By: hanlie
Location: Danabaai
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Likely ID: Nephila
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: This orange and black spider is the size of the Golden Web spider and the web also resembles that of the Golden Web. Even the black and orange markings/pattern on its abdomen looks alike. When disturbed, it hangs on one leg. Was found on a Noemnoem (Carissa).

Small Spider

Small Spider
By: hanlie
Location: Danabaai
Observed on: 1st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small greyish spider found on an alloe leaf. Black and white striped legs with a shiny, front upper body.

Hairy field Spieder 4web 1467694

Hairy field Spieder 4web 1467690
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ngoma
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: very small, body 5mm max

Orb spider 4web 1487726

Orb spider 4web 1467665
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ngoma
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 7

Jumping Spider Salticidae 4web 1467682

Jumping Spider Salticidae 4web 1467671
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ngoma
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Likely ID: Menemerus
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: found this little fellow on canvas tent. Tents on Stilts in "tidal" forest. spider about 10mm

hole with web in pole

hole with web in pole
By: Grunda
Location: St Michaels Ave, Natures Valley
Observed on: 1st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 7
Description: What is it that lives in this hole and spin a web with a star shape. Wat lewe binne-in die gaatjie in die paal wat so 'n web spin wat soos 'n ster lyk met klein knoppies in die drade.

Brown Button Spider

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By: AngelaMeadonAngelaMeadon's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 126, Old Wood St
Observed on: 14th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Neoscona Spider

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By: AngelaMeadonAngelaMeadon's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 126, Old Wood St
Observed on: 7th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Neoscona curled up in the cold morning.

Spider 4web 1387432

Spider 4web 1387432
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Planet Baobab
Observed on: 24th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Kite

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By: RobertRobert's reputation in InvertebratesRobert's reputation in InvertebratesRobert's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tierfontein, Vredefort
Observed on: 24th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Wolf

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Location: Sewe Damme
Observed on: 16th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Under a rock. about 3 cm long body.

Little green lynx

Peucetia frontal
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: Tiny! Body length 3.1mm

Thyene natali

Thyene natali frontal
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Likely ID: Thyene natalii
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 6.9mm. Found in forest understory.

Strong-arm jumper

Thyene bucculenta
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A big one! Body length 10.1mm Found on a Panicum leaf blade on river bank.

Wide-grasp crab spider

Great crab dorsal
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 4.7mm Found in forest understory.

Lynx spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length4.2mm. Found in forest understory, on broadleaf grass (Panicum), on river bank.

Litlle lynx spider

Little lynx 7
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 3.1mm Found on a leaf in forest understory.

Lobster spider

Lobster spider 4
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Likely ID: Tmarus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A crab spider that looks like a crayfish. Body length 5mm. Found in leafy forest undergrowth.

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