Spiders in South Africa

Spiders found in South Africa include 2 unique species from 4 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.

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2 Species Found in South Africa

South Africa Sightings

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

Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of unidentified spider - Lateral Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Dysdera spp. - Dorsal Enlarge picture icon
Picture of Menemerus bivittatus (Gray Wall Jumper) - Female - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge picture icon