Observations in the Order: Araneae

English Name: Spiders

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Thom thumb

Thom thumb
By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Lourensford Estate
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Crablike spider on a Protea sessile flower. He got annoyed and took up this position. More like Little jack Horner ;)

Spider Mr Whiskers

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Location: Klipkuil
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Green spider

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in InvertebratesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R355, Namakwa
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Spider & his meal (4)

Spider & his meal
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Location: Nsumo Pan, Mkuze Game Reserve
Observed on: 25th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th August 2014
Likely ID: Tetragnathidae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Tmarus

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 27th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Likely ID: Tmarus
Identifications: 1
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Description: Body length about 5mm. Found on leaves in open woodland.

Swamp salty

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Location: Swamps island
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Meadowridge Spider Communtiy

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Meadowridge Common wetland area
Observed on: 25th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Thriving spider communal nest with remains of consumed goggas next to wetland area on Meadowridge Common.

camping season here again

camping season here again
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: small (young) tent spider in a web among the dead leaves and twigs at the end of lower branch of a small Vachellia tortilis tree

owl-faced spider

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By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sererome Valley
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
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

Unknown spider

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 11th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: White silky nest in the sedge inflorescence.

Salty in the pink

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By: Lee JonesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Good Hope Nursery
Observed on: 12th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Roughly 4mm - 5mm total length. "Eyelashes" :)

Trapdoor Spider entrance

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Gamkaberg
Observed on: 20th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Scale bar in mm, in sandy area

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

tigrina(Hankey)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hankey, Eastern Cape
Observed on: 8th August 2007
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Large size, 10-14cm diagonal legspan in adults. Males are smaller. Copper/brown overall, with copper coloured hairs covering the legs and body. Legs beige/brown, but not yellow dorsally as in guttata. Femurs dark. Yellowish bands around the leg joints. Striking copper coloured, starburst pattern on the carapace, with copper coloured hairs on the fringe of the carapace. More robust looking spider than guttata, but superficially similar. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside faces of the chelicerae.

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

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By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hankey, Eastern Cape
Observed on: 8th August 2007
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

pulchripes(Samara lodge)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Samara lodge, Eastern Cape
Observed on: 10th April 2007
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Large size, 10-14cm diagonal legspan in adults. Bright yellow body overall, with legs, from the tarsus to the femur, metallic blue dorsally. Orange hairs ventrally. Striking bronze colour starburst pattern on the carapace. Males can be sexually dimorphic, with dark brown to black body colouration, but legs are still metallic blue. Spots and fishbone pattern on the abdomen dorsally. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside faces of the chelicerae.

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

guttata(Grahamstown)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grahamstown
Observed on: 12th August 2008
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Medium size, 8-10cm diagonal legspan in adults. Males are smaller, 6-8cm diagonal legspan. Light brown/beige overall, with the front legs and pedipalps yellowish dorsally. Dark femurs. Striking carapace pattern, with beige on black. Light brown/yellow/white fringe around the carapace. Covered in pink hair ventrally, when freshly moulted. Beige/white leg banding at the joints. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside cheliceral faces.

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

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By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grahamstown
Observed on: 12th August 2008
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

chrysogaster(Worcester)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: N1, Worcester
Observed on: 11th December 2006
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Medium to large size, 10-12cm diagonal legspan in adults. No starburst pattern on the carapace in adults (Juveniles sometimes do). Leg joints are banded with white hairs. Copper/pink fringe around the carapace. The copper sheen often carries into the black colouration of the carapace. Dense covering of orange/red hairs on the abdomen. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside faces of the chelicerae.

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

baviana(Hanover)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hanover, Northern Cape
Observed on: 12th November 2007
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Medium size, 5-8cm in adults. Black with a green metallic sheen overall. Legs and abdomen covered in long white hairs. Very Striking (contrasting) starburst pattern on the carapace. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside faces of the chelicerae. Note: Similar in appearance to Harpactira namaquensis, but baviana adults are smaller, and less hairy.

Harpactira (Common baboon spider)

atra(Kirstenbosch)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
Observed on: 15th January 2007
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Medium to large species, 8-12cm diagonal legspan in adults. Overall jet black in colour, velvety texture to legs and carapace. Abdomen covered in sparse red hairs. White/beige fringe around the carapace. Stridulatory setae on the inside and outside faces of the chelicerae.

Harpactirella (Lesser baboon spider)

spinosa(Steinkopf)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Steinkopf
Observed on: 12th March 2007
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Small species, 3-4cm diagonal legspan in adults. Brown overall, with dark femurs, and light stripes down the legs and on patella. Light brown/yellow fringe around the carapace. Striking starburst pattern on the carapace. Carapace elongated, not symmetrically round. Spots and fishbone pattern on the abdomen dorsally.

Harpactirella (Lesser baboon spider)

helenae(St.Helena Bay)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: St. Helena Bay
Observed on: 6th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small size, 3-5cm in adults. Dark brown/black overall, with speckled pattern on abdomen dorsally. Femurs dark. No starburst pattern on the carapace.

Golden silk web

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Location: N1, Nzema East
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 11
Description: Web silk is dark yellow; leg span abt. 10 cms; coastal scrub.

Jumping spider

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Location: Featherstone Kloof, Grahamstown
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Harpactirella (Lesser baboon spider)

overdijki(Barberton)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Barberton outskirts
Observed on: 15th November 2007
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Small size, 4-6cm diagonal legspan in adults. Very striking starburst pattern on the carapace. No stridulating setae on the inside or outside faces of the chelicerae. Yellow/brown overall, with contrasting lighter stripes down the legs dorsally, and stripes on the patella. Females have uncharacteristically fused spermathecae, and males have a spoon shaped embolus.

Harpactirella (Lesser baboon spider)

longipes(Piketberg)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Piketberg mountains
Observed on: 16th January 2007
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 4
Description: Small size, 3-4cm diagonal legspan in adults. No starburst pattern on the carapace. Overall chocolate brown in colour, with darker brown/black femurs. Elongated carapace, not symmetrically round. Contrasting golden bands at the leg joints.

Harpactirella(Lesser baboon spider)

magna(Addo)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 10th April 2007
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: Small size, 3-5cm diagonal legspan in adults. Bright yellow legs and pedipalps, with dark femurs. Striking starburst pattern on carapace. Inside cheliceral face is smooth. Outside cheliceral face has fine hair, but not stridulatory setae.

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spider at roy's crop 4web 1989448
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Location: Roy's Camp
Observed on: 26th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

Spider in a Daisy

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Nieuwoudtville Wild Flower Reserve
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Approx 8mm. The dried conical daisy stalk was covered in silk. When I split it open there was a spider inside. I wasn't sure if this was in preparation for laying eggs, or a way to stay safe during the day. It couldn't have been for hunting as the spider was sealed in, with no way out except by tearing through the web seal.

yellow daisy

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By: MickyOrreyMickyOrrey's reputation in PlantsMickyOrrey's reputation in PlantsMickyOrrey's reputation in Plants
Location: Kasteelspoort, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Likely ID: Osteospermum ilicifolium
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Idiothele (Trapdoor baboon spider)

mira(Ndumo)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Ndumo nature reserve
Observed on: 11th May 2010
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Medium sized, 5-8cm diagonal legspan. Symmetrically round carapace. Bright blue (to grey-blue in adult males) tarsal segment of the legs and tips of the pedipalps. Characteristic burrows with a crudely developed trapdoor flap, constructed out of silk and surrounding substrate. The tips of the spinnerets are cone-like (conical) in the Idiothele genus, as opposed to finger-like (digitiform) in other baboon spiders. Stridulating setae on the outside edge of the chelicerae.

Harpactirella (Lesser baboon spider)

lightfooti(Wellington)
By: Patrick GildenhuysPatrick Gildenhuys is knowledgeable about InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in InvertebratesPatrick Gildenhuys's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R44, Paarl
Observed on: 3rd June 2007
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 7
Description: A small species, 3-5cm diagonal legspan in adults. Brown, to slightly orange overall, with a typical fishbone pattern on the abdomen dorsally. Copper coloured sheen in freshly moulted specimens. Striking starburst pattern on the carapace. Carapace slightly elongated, not symmetrically round. No stridulating setae on the inside or outside faces of the chelicerae.

over ambitious ?

IMG_3448 crab spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sererome Valley
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: small, pale yellow crab spider stalking prey among the Senecio flowers.

Spider

Spider
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Bredasdorp Mountains above Napier - Batcaves
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: found in Broadleaf Conebush flowerhead

Well anchored - McGregor WCape

Well anchored - McGregor WCape
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Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: Robertson Karoo Large conglomeration in guarri trees, anchored by thick stays to the surrounding vegetation.

Daddy longlegs caught by a Dandy spider

Daddy longlegs caught by a Dandy spider
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
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Description: The daddy longlegs body length about 4mm. Observed in dwelling.

Dandy spiders pwns a Daddy longlegs

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: This ob is about the dandy spider. Body length about 5mm. Observed in a dwelling.

hidey spideys

113 comm spiderweb
By: Bushboy
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Location: vlei loop Isimangaliso WP
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Large - 1m across, at least - but distant, dense silken nest

Spider hunted by a wasp

Spider and wasp
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 5
Description: Spider body length about 30mm. Paralyzed. Being dragged somewhere by a wasp.

Philodromidae sp.

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By: Nicky
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Location: Kapteinskloof
Observed on: 8th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Lurking in the euphorbias - McGregor WCape

Lurking in the euphorbias - McGregor WCape
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Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Rooikat Trail, McGregor WCape
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Robertson Karoo

Male grass lynx spider

Lynx male 6mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Body length 6mm. Found in dense couch grass in a dried-out wetland.

Female grass lynx spider

Lynx female 6mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 6mm. Found in dense couch grass in a dried-out wetland.

Golden lynx spider

Lynx 4mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 4mm. Found in dense couch grass in a dried-out wetland. Translocated to a Typha leaf blade to facilitate photography.

Jumper

Jumper 4mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Body length 4mm. Found in leafy forest undergrowth.

A big jumper

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Found resting in the fold of a dry leaf on the ground. Body length 12mm. Yes, its still Winter and I'm scratching around the leaf litter to find subjects.

Grass dwelling Crab spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 6 mm. Found in dense, short grass (couch grass) in a seasonally dry wetland. Photographed on a leaf.

it's a boy

it's a boy
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Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: more observations of the spider in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/269738 I'm more confident that it is a Cyrtophora but possibly not the common one. I also think this is a male and I'm wondering if this little central refuge is a male thing; it definitely is a refuge because he made a bee-line for it and disappeared inside when the camera lens intruded a bit too close. The females with their column of very obvious egg sacs don't have such a structure, at least not in my area.

overwintering

overwintering
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale house
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: One large Artema female has stayed by the curtain rail in the bathroom all winter, she has not been active at all, always in just the same position, most of the other individuals around the house disappeared. This may well be the same individual who starred in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/238347 spot with her eggs and young brood, it is the same location.

Big fast spider

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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: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

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