Araneus
(Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers)

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Picture of Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Dorsal

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Dear spiderid

I would like to know if you can help me identify a spider I found hanging from my ceiling fan in my bedroom.

I live in South Africa in a town called Tzaneen. It falls under the province of Limpopo.

The spider is a small spider with a huge blue greenish round abdomen. With four dots on the top part of the abdomen.

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TangledWeb

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ItsyBitsy

I’m not familiar with the species in your region but can at least tell you this is an Orb-weaver (family Araneidae).

TangledWeb

Araneus apricus?

ItsyBitsy

Not sure but looks plausible.

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