Species: Seothyra fasciata
Hmmmmm did some research, apparently the male pictured here is quite a rare find!
Wow, what a great spider! Did you base the ID partly on range? I’m curious because I see S. barnardi (Botswana) has a similar pattern with a center spot, and I see an extra spot on yours. Does the spot on the anterior of the abdomen extend to the end of the abdomen as in S. fasciata or does it stop short? It looks like S. fasciata is much more common.
Hi, I based my finding on a picture that is listed here. https://goo.gl/images/7fgeXS . Its an article that states that this is a male “Bokspoor Spider” which is the genus Seothyra and that this is the first time it was pictured. This was in 2016 so I reckoned it must be rare then. I also found this photo of one on a twitter account https://twitter.com/tone_killick/status/924589459169054720?lang=ar Also stated as quite rare I checked my local spiders field guide book and of all the species within the genus, this was the only one where the male was described with exactly the features… Read more »
Do you have a picture of the S.Barnardi maybe? I cannot seem to find one.
Hi, sorry for the delayed reply. I have a lot going on at the moment and won’t be able to keep up with IDs for a few weeks. The reference I used was ”Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S. (1991)”. It’s just a line drawing. https://wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/7022