Picture ID 98257

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

May be a false katipo spider?

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  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Johannesburg , South Africa
  • Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
  • Found in web?: No
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I’m not sure. The False katipo has a darker abdomen. This looks like genus Dysdera, one of the genera of Woodlouse Hunting Spiders. The problem is that they aren’t common in South Africa, they are mostly in Europe, northern African countries, and South America. They may be spreading south. Maybe someone else here will be able to give a better answer.