Observations in the Order: Araneae

English Name: Spiders

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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: 1

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

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

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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: 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: 0
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

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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: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
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: 0
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: 1
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: 0
Comments: 0

Mr and Mrs?

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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: 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: 0
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

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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: 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: 1
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: 1
Comments: 0

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By: mikefabricius1809
Location: Shamwari Game reserve
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
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

big spider

big spider
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: N14, Kuruman
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: approx 80 mm

Dandy Spider

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By: willvanniekerkwillvanniekerk's reputation in Invertebrateswillvanniekerk's reputation in Invertebrateswillvanniekerk's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: T4, Lusaka
Observed on: 12th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Large and leggy for a Salticid.

Web Spinning

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Featherleg Spider collected by a Wasp Dauber

Uloboridae
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 7mm. One of 18 spiders from a Mud Dauber stash.

Featherleg Spider collected by a Mud Dauber

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 6mm. 1 of 18 spiders from a Mud Dauber stash. Paralysed except for the occasional twitch.

Grass Lynx Spider collected by a Mud Dauber

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Likely ID: Hamataliwa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 7mm. A natty "Q" motif either side of the abdomen. One of 18 spiders from a Mud Dauber nest. Not quite paralysed. Still raising its front legs in futile protest.

Lynx Spiders collected by a Mud Dauber

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Likely ID: Hamataliwa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Six specimens that seem to be the same species, all 4-5mm.

Jumper collected by Mud Dauber

Jumper 7mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 7mm. One of 18 spiders from a Mud Daubers nest. Alive but paralysed.

Jumper collected by Mud Dauber

Jumper 3mm
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 3mm. One of 18 spiders stashed in a Mud Daubing Wasp nest.

Jumper with wasp egg?

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 5.5mm One of 18 spiders from a mud dauber cell. I suspect that this spider has the wasp egg (3mm) attached to it. First on the menu.

Huntsman Spider collected by Mud Dauber

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Likely ID: Sparassidae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: About 7mm

Flatty collected by a Mud Dauber

Flatty 1
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: On of 18 spiders found in a Mud Daubing Wasp cell. Alive, but paralysed.

Hermit

Hermit
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 13th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Body length 12mm. She came rappelling down from her orb-web in the thatch roof and went quite limp. Presumably she had been immobilized by a wasp.

Harpactirella

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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: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 24th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Harpactirella
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

termite feeding 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: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 24th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

small 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: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 21st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Palpimanus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crab spider

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Yellow Route, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small white and green crab spider (0.4 cm long)

White Jumping Spider

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Yellow Route, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Thyene
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small white jumping spider (0.4cm long).

Jumping Spider

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Yellow Route, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small black and red jumping spider (0.5cm long).

Orbweb spider

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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: Rondeberg Rd, Greater Chatsworth
Observed on: 9th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Wrapping up his prey into a little ball. Was quite a sturdy design. Wind was blowing quite badly and the shrub was shaking vigorously and yet the web withstood it with relative ease.

Tiny Spider

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By: vynbos
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Location: The Nursery, TMNP
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Theridiidae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: 2mm body, found in a very large web (60mm) relative to its size.

rain spider

SAM_0685 Common Rain Spider (Palystes superciliosus)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R44, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: large, light brown rain spider.

Green spider

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R44, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Small (1-1.3cm long body) emerald green spider. 2 individuals of similar appearance but with much smaller abdomens seen nearby (possibly males).

Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts

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