Spiders in South Africa

Spiders found in South Africa include 17 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.


17 Species Found in South Africa

South Africa Sightings
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Picture of Nephilingis cruentata (African Hermit Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Isoxya cicatricosa - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Caerostris spp. (Bark Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Platyoides spp. (Scorpion Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Argiope lobata (Lobed Argiope) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Argiope australis - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope australis - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila spp. (Golden Silk Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila senegalensis (Banded-legged Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Menemerus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Rothus aethiopicus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider) - Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture