Observations in the Family: Theraphosidae

English Name: Baboonspiders

Baboon Spider (Harpactira chrysogaster) 4web 0209

Baboon Spider (Harpactira chrysogaster) 4web 0209
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bvumba Road, Mutare
Observed on: 19th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th April 2014
Likely ID: Harpactira
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Kleinmond tunnel vision

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By: magrietb
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Location: Palmiet East bank, Kleinmond
Observed on: 31st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: In a pile of recently chopped restio twigs on a cleared path. I can never sit still for long enough to entice one of these guys out: one for the biohike bucket list.

Baboon spider

Baboon spider
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: R526, Phalaborwa
Observed on: 22nd February 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Harpactira species

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By: rudi@capenature
Cape Nature
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Location: Mossel Bay
Observed on: 3rd October 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th February 2014
Likely ID: Harpactira
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

baboon spider

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By: AlexanderAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R301, Bain`s Kloof Pass
Observed on: 21st February 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th February 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 5

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Wasp and baboon spider
By: vivvdh
Location: Carmichael Rd, Fish Hoek
Observed on: 23rd October 2013
Added to iSpot: 24th January 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: A large black spider that I thought was a baboon spider.

Baboon spider

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 2nd October 2012
Added to iSpot: 14th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Horned Baboon 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: Masebe Nature Reserve
Observed on: 12th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd December 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Baboon 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: Weltevrede, Ellisras
Observed on: 6th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 6

Baboon Spiders

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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: Weltevrede, Ellisras
Observed on: 1st November 2013
Added to iSpot: 23rd November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4

Mygalomorph spider

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By: MichaelWhiteheadMichaelWhitehead's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Olive Glen Farm
Observed on: 18th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 6
Description: Walking on the path in full warm sunshine late-morning.

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By: CraigT
Location: Weltevreden Park
Observed on: 4th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 5
Description: Please can someone help identify this spider for me. My 7 yr old son is very interested in spiders and I would hate for him to mess around with anything that is dangerous. Thanks for the help. Craig

Spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View
Observed on: 30th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2013
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Overdijk's lesser baboon 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: Makuleke area, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 18th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Relatively large moving around at night. I found many of these about 4cm long. All were fantastically golden. Thanks to Patrick Gildenhuys for the identification.

Baboon 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: Makuleke area, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 21st September 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Relatively small baboon spiders. Very golden, not sure what species it is.

Baboon 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: Makuleke area, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 21st September 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4
Description: Spider was paralysed. Likely the victim of a wasp. Not enough proof to add an interaction. Not sure of the species.

Bobbejaan spinnekop

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By: Jannie Groenewald
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Buffeljagsrivier
Observed on: 26th September 2009
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Baboon Spider

Baboon 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 Outreach
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Location: Tokai Park Block C3/4
Observed on: 7th November 2006
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Harpactira curator

Harpactira curator
By: ianengelbrechtInvertebrates expert
Observed on: 5th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 17th June 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Adult male in his overnight shelter.

Big Baboon 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: Selati
Observed on: 29th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st June 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 5

Small Babboon 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: Selati
Observed on: 27th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st June 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Not sure if I have the Genus right.

Babboon 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: Selati
Observed on: 26th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st June 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

Wolf Spider

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By: WendyCWendyC's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Lady Loch Rd, Wellington
Observed on: 9th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th May 2013
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 5
Comments: 18

Big baboon spider...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: Ons'se Huisie - Gamka Eco Estate
Observed on: 3rd March 2013
Added to iSpot: 19th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Spider sp.

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By: Derick Damon
Cape Nature
Location: Grootwinterhoek Nature Reserve
Observed on: 11th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 14th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Rear Horned Baboonspider

Horned Baboonspider
By: GoddefroyGoddefroy's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R520, Naboomspruit
Observed on: 3rd March 2013
Added to iSpot: 3rd March 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 9

Baboon Spider

Harpactira namaquensis
By: DaneDane's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Lighthouse Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 12th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th February 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: The Spider was found at Soetwater beach about 50m from the water near the fynbos. It was just over 6cm in size and appeared to have been attacked by a parasitic wasp.

Harpactira ?

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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: klipriversberg nature reserve
Observed on: 11th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th February 2013
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 2
Comments: 15
Description: I was alerted to a commotion in the grass where I saw a Pompilidae wasp dragging a spider. I tried to get up close for an image, but the wasp left the scene. The spider seemed alive but paralyzed. I would appreciate a positive identification.

Baboon Spider

Baboon Spider
By: Maritza
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyderiver
Observed on: 10th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th February 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 9

baboon spider

baboon spider
By: AlexanderAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: potberg 7
Observed on: 3rd February 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th February 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Baboon spider in Klipriviersberg

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By: Joan Faiola
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaSpider Club of South AfricaSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 3rd November 2012
Added to iSpot: 25th January 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider

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By: LvDLvD's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: West Coast National Park
Observed on: 2nd November 2012
Added to iSpot: 3rd January 2013
Likely ID: Harpactira atra
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Baboon spider ?

Baboon spider ?
By: Etwin Aslander
Location: R62, Montagu
Observed on: 29th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: about 6cm. in length, possibly a juvenile?

beeg spider

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By: Douglas Euston-BrownDouglas Euston-Brown's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R43, Hawston
Observed on: 13th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 16th December 2012
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 1
Comments: 10

The Knotted Remains of a Spider

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By: ChopinChopin's reputation in InvertebratesChopin's reputation in InvertebratesChopin's reputation in InvertebratesChopin's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Boyes Drive, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 10th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 12th December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4

Young baboonspider - Montagu WCape

Young baboonspider - 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: 28th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4
Description: Found silky funnel webs on a backpack that had been hanging up for a while, and then this chap scuttled out. There is a droplet of something on one of its hind legs - anyone know what that is?

Baboon spider

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: Sabie Park, Kruger Park
Observed on: 10th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 12th November 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Baboon spider - Montagu WCape

Baboon 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: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 6th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 7th November 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 14
Description: Huge surprise! About 80 cm body length. Leg-like palps (guess those would be pedipalps?! or possibly pedioidpalps).

Arachnida

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By: koosclaassens
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Location: Titius Turn, Jacobs Bay
Observed on: 4th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 4th November 2012
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3

Ceratogyrus

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By: Joan Faiola
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Location: Lapalala Wilderness Area, Limpopo
Observed on: 13th April 2009
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 13
Description: The name C. bechuanicus is now obsolete, and has been sunk into C. darlingi.

Harpactira hamiltoni

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By: Joan Faiola
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaSpider Club of South AfricaSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Rand Water Board, Klipriviersberg
Observed on: 24th January 2009
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: This was a juvenile - note size comparison to finger in photo.

Bobbejaanspinnekop

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By: KobieKobie's reputation in InvertebratesKobie's reputation in InvertebratesKobie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R40, Barberton
Observed on: 6th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3

Harpactira

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By: Rubber RobbesonRubber Robbeson's reputation in InvertebratesRubber Robbeson's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Near Heyshope Dam
Observed on: 8th February 2010
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2012
Likely ID: Harpactira gigas
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

baboon spider

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By: AlexanderAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in InvertebratesAlexander's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Elandsberg, voelvlei1
Observed on: 16th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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By: MikeMcMillan
Location: Somerset west
Observed on: 13th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 9
Description: Unknown spider species, please help me identify it, not too clued up on my spiders

Mr Hairy

Baboon Spider
By: janthina
Location: 26, Mountain Rd
Observed on: 18th March 2011
Added to iSpot: 12th June 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: NIMBY? This little guy was crawling around in my living room!!! So I caught him and popped him into my backyard

Female baboon Spider - V,large

Baboon Spider (Harpactira sp.) Large female with matchbox for scale. dehoop Nat res. Western Cape, South Africa.
By: ArmataArmata's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: DeHoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 14th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 19th May 2012
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: With matchbox for scale

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By: Wayne Luyt
Location: N1, Worcester
Observed on: 29th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 2nd May 2012
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: This was spotted in the mountains near Rawsonville in the Western Cape

Baboon Spider

Baboon Spider (haprpactira sp.) Adult female with freshly moulted skin. deHoop nat res. Western Cape, South Africa.
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Location: DeHoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 24th December 2011
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2012
Identifications: 5
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3
Description: Baboon spider with freshly moulted skin

Silky sparkly spider that sticks to things

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By: skyezil
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchFriends of Kenilworth Race Course
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Location: Kenilworth Racecourse
Observed on: 22nd March 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd March 2012
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 7

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