Spiders in South Africa

Spiders found in South Africa include 7 unique species from 48 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in South Africa are not bound by the territorial lines decided on by humans, therefore their distribution is subject to change. Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known range due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings.


7 Species Found in South Africa

South Africa Sightings
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48 spider sightings have been made in South Africa by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

Picture of Leucauge spp. - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Paradonea striatipes Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda capensis (False Katipo Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Male,Female - Spiderlings,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Uloboridae (Cribellate Orb-weavers) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rothus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rothus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Rothus aethiopicus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dysdera spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Menemerus bivittatus (Gray Wall Jumper) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture