Spiders in Zambia

Spiders found in Zambia include 4 unique species from confirmed sightings by contributing members of Spider ID. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Zambia 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.


4 Species Found in Zambia

Zambia Sightings
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Picture of Nephilingis cruentata (African Hermit Spider) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Selenops spp. (Flatties) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gasteracantha sanguinolenta (Short-horn Kite Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cyrtophora citricola (Global Tent-web Weaver) - Egg sacs,Lateral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Palystes spp. (Rain Spiders) - Female - Egg sacs,Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb Weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Selenopidae (Flatties) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila fenestrata (Hairy Golden Orb Weaver) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture