Spiders in South Africa

Spiders found in South Africa include 8 unique species from confirmed sightings by contributing members of Spider ID. 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.


8 Species Found in South Africa

South Africa Sightings
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Picture of Seothyra spp. - Male - Eyes Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Scytodes spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb Weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Female - Egg sacs,Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Hyllus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila spp. (Golden Silk Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Leucauge spp. - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Euprosthenops spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila spp. (Golden Silk Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge spp. - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Gnaphosidae (Stealthy Ground Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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