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 Post subject: Re: Unidentified Spider
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:11 am 
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Can anyone put a name to this fella? Can't find it in my Spider book :roll:
(NW province close to Gauteng border)
:hmz: reminds me of ScorpionKing's avvie :)

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 Post subject: Re: Unidentified Spider
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RosemaryH wrote:
Can anyone put a name to this fella? Can't find it in my Spider book :roll:
(NW province close to Gauteng border)
:hmz: reminds me of ScorpionKing's avvie :)

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Rosemary,

I think it is a rain spider, Palystes superciliosus...
probably a immature that is why it looks a bit different :wink:

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 Post subject: Rain Spider
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:52 am 
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We were having a braai when this critter paid us a visit :) . He looks like a very friendly rain spider.

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 Post subject: Re: Spider ID needed
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Hi WillBen!

Yes, you are correct with your first pic. It is indeed a rain spider.

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 Post subject: Re: Spider ID needed
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Ps did you know that the rain spider can bite, females are very protective of the eggs. a bite can cause nausea, pain, swelling and palpitation. also known as huntsman spider


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