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Re: Unidentified Spider

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:11 am

Can anyone put a name to this fella? Can't find it in my Spider book :roll:
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Re: Unidentified Spider

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:53 am

I think it is a rain spider, Palystes superciliosus...
probably an immature that is why it looks a bit different.
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Rain Spider

Unread postby WillBen » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:52 am

We were having a braai when this critter paid us a visit :) . He looks like a very friendly rain spider.


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Re: Spider ID needed

Unread postby lee lewis » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:39 am

Hi WillBen!

Yes, you are correct with your first pic. It is indeed a rain spider.
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Re: Spider ID needed

Unread postby Tshwene » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:16 am

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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