Observations in the Order: Araneae

English Name: Spiders

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Missionarachni position

spider oxytate clinch
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Location: Garden
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: I suppose this is spider sex? The (presumably) male wriggled out from under the female after a short time and the couple retired to separate leaves.

325 Spider patterned min web

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

320 Spider white blotches

spider white blotches 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 30th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

317 Spider tiny golden

spider tiny golden
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Location: Garden
Observed on: 30th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spoon Spider

Spoon Spider
By: Mo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Vlaktes between Matroosberg and Zonklip
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Ant mimicking jumping spider

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By: peter slingsby
Botanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: 6, Rooikrantz Rd Lakeside
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 12
Description: This is the perspective view of the jumping spider that seems to be imitating Camponotus fulvopilosus. I am hoping that someone can get it down to genus at least???

Ant mimicking spider

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By: peter slingsby
Botanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: 6, Rooikrantz Rd Lakeside
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Jumping spider mimicking Camponotus fulvopilosus - but WHY? no C. fulvo ants here [Muizenberg] since the last Ice Age! Should we be looking at spiders to learn more about paleo-climates?

Matroosberg spider-house

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSpider Club of South Africa
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Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: I have seen one of these before, at Hangklip: http://www.ispot.org.za/node/233986

309 Spider dark mottled oxy

spider dark mottled 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Hyllus

Hyllus 1
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 10mm

Tiny Crab Spider

Crab 1
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Really small: Body length 2.5mm

Kitchen spider

KJKJA
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Little bark spider

spider caerostris oct 14 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Charlie's path
Observed on: 27th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider

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By: Eben Lourens
Cape Nature
Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Mummy-long-legs

spider mummy
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 27th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Likely ID: Smeringopus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Thomisus stenningi on Dimorphotheca nudicaulis

Thomisus stenningi on Dimorphotheca nudicaulis
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Fynbos Estate, Malmesbury
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

war veteran

war veteran
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Hunter with a few pegs short, reconnoitering the door frame

one pair of extensions

one pair of extensions
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dovedale, garden
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Tummy reading time again, first one of the season observed in the "garden" see http://www.ispot.org.za/node/239909#comment-148903 for guide to ID. Large, flat, widely spaced orb web diagonally orientated from a height of about 70cm on the fence to the base of vegetation 50cm into garden

Spider

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Location: Botha's Ridge, Grahamstown
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider

DSC03095 spider (2)
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Location: Botha's Ridge, Grahamstown
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Jumper

Jumper 1
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 9.5mm. Found on foliage by Maritza.

Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: 5 mm

Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: 5 mm

Gnaphosidae

Gnaphosidae
By: Roy MarlowRoy Marlow's reputation in InvertebratesRoy Marlow's reputation in InvertebratesRoy Marlow's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Stilbaai
Observed on: 24th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3

Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 24th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: 1 cm

Spider

Spider1
By: MarcoGouws
Location: Pine Plantations, George
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Not going hungry tonight

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Unnamed Road, West Coast DC
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Have quite a few really nice butterflies in the garden including these Cabbage White's. Crabby was clever enough to nab himself one - wont go hungry for a few nights!!

304 Spider tiny dark webber

spider tiny dark webber 3
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

302 Spider minute beige

spider salticid minute beige 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Wolfspider 4web 2170232

Wolfspider 4web 2170234
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Roy's Camp
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Wolfspider 4web 2170231

Wolfspider  4web 2170223
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Roy's Camp
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: very big <30mm + legs

300 Spider lynx mottled lumpy

spider lynx mottled lumpy thorax 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Wolfspider ( Hogna ?) 4web 2170219

Wolfspider ( Hogna ?) 4web 2170217
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Roy's Camp
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Flatty 4web 2170208

Flatty 4web 2170208
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Roy's Camp
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Common garden Orb (A. australis) 4web 2140086

Common garden Orb (A. australis) 4web 2140085
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Unnamed Road, Etosha National Park
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

297 Spider pale webber

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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: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Mr and Mrs?

spider crab pinky 4
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Two genders?

Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Free running, found on window. Missing 3 legs.

Tiny spider, long legs - Montagu WCape

Tiny spider, long legs - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 10th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Pherecydes
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 3 mm in this position, but I have a feeling the abdomen is reflexed, in which case the total length would be about 5 mm.

293 Salticid skeleton mark

spider salticid skeleton mark 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Summer: time for a new skin

spider oxytate shedding 2
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: I came across this spider just after it had slipped out of last season's skin. It dangled in the wind with legs straight out for some time before starting to flex them. After a short rest on the leaf it wrestled with the old skin until it had freed it from its moorings and gaily tossed it into the wind (obviously not a hoarder!).

Crab spider

Crab spider
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

IMG-20141017-WA0035

IMG-20141017-WA0035
By: mikefabricius1809
Location: Shamwari Game reserve
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

jumping teddy-bear

jumping teddy-bear
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 2nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Likely ID: Aelurillus
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: brown, furry jumping spider, about 6mm in length, observed on doorstep (garden rather arid due to on going water restrictions)

Fishing spider eating fising spider

spider pisauridae with spider prey
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Kraal
Observed on: 2nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 5
Description: I saw this spider pounce on an identical but much smaller spider.

282 Green lynx

oxyopes affinis
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Likely ID: Oxyopes affinis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

281 Spider tiny golden four dots

spider tiny golden four dots
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spider in my bathroom

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By: johann.spiesjohann.spies's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Brackenfell
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: It moved quickly when I started photographing it using a flash. Size maybe about 8-11mm for the body

little long-legged sac spider

little long-legged sac spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: a second little sac spider with long first legs observed in the kitchen, high among the old webs of past residents above the fluorescent light fitting

downy legged spider

downy legged spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: small spider with long, softly downy, first legs. Abdomen with dark with a pattern of paler spots, cephalothorax light brown with dark group of close set eyes. Graph paper: large squares 1cm, smaller squares 2mm

Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts

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