Observations in the Order: Araneae

English Name: Spiders

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Had the husband for dinner

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By: Richard Adcock
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Location: Hout Bay
Observed on: 24th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 7
Description: Does the female eat the tiny males? She was busy eating what looked just like one of the males - not obvious from these photos as she was nearly done by the time the camera came out. Stunning patterns on the very box-shaped abdomen.

Spider

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 24th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Damaged spider body measuring about 7 x 2mm.

Wolf Spider 1

Wolf Spider
By: Quatermain's Camp
Location: N2, Kirkwood
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: I found this Wolf Spider (Family Lycosidae), wandering around my kitchen sink.

Jumping spider

Jumping spider
By: HeatherT
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Location: 1, Ravensworth Rd
Observed on: 9th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Inside a house

Spider top view

Spider  top view
By: Angel
Location: 16, Kus Drive
Observed on: 23rd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Velvet spider

Velvet spider
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Location: 1 Kleynhagelkraal LHH
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Little jumper

Little jumper 1
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 23rd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Likely ID: Thyene
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 5-6mm

163 Pearly spider

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 22nd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Small-small, a few mm long.

Wolf Spider

Wolf
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: Body length about 15mm Observed on the ground under the eaves of a dwelling. Two specimens were hiding under a bundle of old thatching grass.

Little Lynx Spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 4.4mm

Common Daddy Longlegs

Pholcid frontal
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 7mm Observed on outside wall of dwelling under the eaves.

Brown Lynx

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Body length about 5-6mm Observed on outside wall of dwelling, under the eaves.

Long-spinnered Bark Spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Body length 6mm On outside wall of dwelling under the eaves.

Grey Spider on 'plate' circle nests

Grey Spider on nest
By: connectsa
Location: Steyn St, Barrydale
Observed on: 22nd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Ive just taken a picture of this spider's web. The long piece in the middle is where the eggs are - it is made up of small 'plate' circles. When I touched the web the spider rushed off and curled herself up into a ball. She is grey in colour. Don't know if anyone can recognise the sort of web and nest. Web is just a mass of threads and in no particular pattern. In the pictures she is at the bottom of the nest. She appears to be grey in colour with a white 'fluffy' star on her back ... Sorry I don't have a macro lens so hope she is recognisable from these pics.

Spider web near Satara

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By: John Elford
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
Location: H6, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 10th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Many of these spider webs could be seen on along the Nwanetsi river near Satara in the KNP. It had rained the night before and all of the webs were wet and shining in the early morning light

Nephila, host to dewdrop spider

Nephila profile
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length about 28mm

Argiope web

Argiope web
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 Outreach
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Location: Forest Trail at Price Drive
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Did not work: need to figure out the lighting on how to show webs nicely

spider

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By: Sediqa Khatieb
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: 24, Rhodes Dr
Observed on: 20th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Dewdrop Spider

Dewdrop 2nd specimen
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 4.6mm Two of them on a Nephila fenestrata orb web. They seem to move about with impunity, harvesting silk from the host's web and picking up morsels and scraps left around. Posted an ob of similar, but much before.

Thomisus sp

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Potberg section
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Spider

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider - Swellendam

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By: Katie Keanly
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: The spiders are very common in this area, they have yellow and black patterns on their abdomen and have fine hairs on the middle section of each leg.

Kite spider

Kite spider
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 18th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 10mm Orb web bridge lines span a 6m gap between trees. Centre of web about 2.4m above ground.

Jumping spider

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spider

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in InvertebratesDullsweather's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 21st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Nephila fenestrata

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Potberg section
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rain spider

Rain spider
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Location: R555, Middelburg
Observed on: 20th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spitter caught by Portia

Spitter caught by Portia
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Spitting spider about 4-5mm. The spider that caught it about 5-6mm.

Salticidae (Jumping spider)

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By: FlippieFlippie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed on: 2nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Initial ID: Hasarius adansoni
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 7
Description: I found this large female (8mm) Salticid in my garage almost 6 weeks ago now. I photographed it and as I always do, returned it to where I found it. I tried to identify the species by approaching some experts but got mixed opinions including possible Evarcha and possibly a new / recently described Genus although the size bothered. I am pretty certain I have identified it now though and only after very recently finding and photographing the distinctive male of the species, Hasarius adansoni.

Salticidae (Jumping spider)

Hasarius adansoni male 1
By: FlippieFlippie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed on: 17th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3
Description: I have identified this 6mm Jumping spider (Salticidae) as a male Hasarius adansoni. It was found on my garden wall. 6mm long. Very engaging to photograph. Back on the wall now.

Wall spider - Montagu WCape

Wall spider - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 7th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: She kept on heading up the wall, so I couldn't get a better eye shot.

Spider, tiny round blunt abdomen

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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 April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Salticid black white

spider salticid bw striped
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Small red spider with black dots

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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: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Crab spider?

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spider red small patterned

spider red small patterned
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Location: Garden
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Very similar to one posted previously, but this one has a distinct pattern on the abdomen. Sex difference? http://www.ispot.org.za/node/247940

Salticid tiny green palpi

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 20th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Likely ID: Heliophanus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Red footed spider

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Location: Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Observed on: 17th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Approx 25mm

Rain Spider

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By: Richard Adcock
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Location: Table View
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Large spider o.a. size about 75m. Interesting detail with those long fangs and spikes under the legs.

Portia caught Spitter

Portia caught Spitter 2
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: The jumping spider about 5-6mm. More than one specimen shown. On outside wall of dwelling, under the eaves.

Spitter

Spitter 3
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 5mm. On outside building wall, under eaves.

Jumper

Jumper
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 17th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Likely ID: Habrocestum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 5.5mm. Found on bare ground. The leafy background was staged for the sake of photographic clarity.

Big garden spider - Montagu WCape

Big garden spider - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bell St, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 1st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Photo sent from buddy who wishes to know what spider this is. Judging from the photo, it looks large, about 5 cm.

The spectator - Montagu WCape

The spectator - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion 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: 4th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Large spider - http://www.ispot.org.za/node/251159 Sargasso Emerald - http://www.ispot.org.za/node/251161

The nabber - Montagu WCape

The nabber - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion 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: 4th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Spider catching moths in the bath. The little spider may be the male of the big spider? Or another species. Will post posthaste :-)

give a man a fish ...

fishing (2)
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Rd, Scottburgh
Observed on: 18th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: About 40mm legspan. Resting on a plastic bag (!) in a roadside stream in a newly-mowed landscaped, 20m-wide median between the suburban street and the provincial road, R102.

Button spider egg sac

Button spider egg sac
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 18th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider

Spider 1
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 27th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 6
Description: Aprox 10 mm

Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3

Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Species with which Spiders (Araneae) interacts

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