Picture ID 133726

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found at the south peninsula of Cape Town, adjacent to False Bay. May be a juvenile species of huntsman spider?

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  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2021
  • Photographed: Jan 17, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Rain Spider. Huntsman spiders are not found in South Africa. You can identify rain spiders by their size and the bands under their legs. They became known as rain spiders because they are commonly found indoors either before or after rain. Their bites aren’t really venemous and are compared to that of a bee sting.

Last edited 1 month ago by SudzM

Rain spiders are huntsman spiders. I believe the common name has to do with any huntsman spider but specifically towards the Palystes genus.