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What

Cape Porcelain Weevil (Lixus schoenherri)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

June 19, 2024 03:26 PM SAST

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What

Featherleg Bugs (Subfamily Holoptilinae)

Observer

jolandie3

Date

August 24, 2021 03:37 PM SAST

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

June 2, 2024

Description

under rock

basalt hillside

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What

Arandisa Huntsman Spiders (Genus Arandisa)

Observer

heinrichhuman

Date

January 30, 2012 09:39 PM SAST

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What

African Bolas Spiders (Genus Cladomelea)

Observer

collengrimr

Date

October 19, 2003 10:01 AM EAT

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What

Genus May

Observer

andrew_hankey

Date

January 19, 2009 09:47 PM SAST

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What

Horned Treehopper (Centrotus cornutus)

Observer

tisli

Date

April 15, 2024 02:31 PM CEST

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Observer

glynlewis

Date

October 21, 2020 12:05 PM SAST

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Observer

matt_rea

Date

May 25, 2022 02:18 PM CAT

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What

Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

Observer

astrapia

Date

November 23, 2023 04:17 PM CAT

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Observer

ryanmtippett

Date

January 12, 2022 01:11 PM SAST

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Date

May 6, 2024 04:16 PM CAT

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What

Moon Crabs (Family Matutidae)

Observer

acacio_chechne

Date

April 27, 2024 10:09 AM CAT

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What

Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

Observer

yiampoina

Date

April 26, 2024 11:46 PM EAT

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What

Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

Observer

yiampoina

Date

April 27, 2024 12:10 AM EAT

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What

Thick-leaved Gladiolus (Gladiolus crassifolius)

Observer

katebraunsd

Date

April 26, 2024 09:23 AM SAST

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

Date

April 28, 2024 04:43 PM WAT

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What

Madagascar Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia lucasi)

Observer

parson

Date

April 28, 2024 08:30 PM EAT

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

suncana

Date

April 26, 2024 03:22 PM SAST

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What

Green Lynx Spiders (Genus Peucetia)

Observer

tuli

Date

April 27, 2024 02:46 PM CAT

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What

Tailed Araneid Spiders (Genus Eriovixia)

Observer

suncana

Date

April 27, 2024 04:09 PM SAST

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What

Fynbos Cape Longclaw (Macronyx capensis ssp. capensis)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

April 27, 2024 11:44 AM SAST

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What

Sickle-bearing Bushcrickets (Genus Phaneroptera)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

April 27, 2024 09:52 AM SAST

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What

Lightfoot's Lesser Baboon Spider (Harpactirella lightfooti)

Observer

wesselpretorius

Date

April 28, 2024 12:20 PM SAST

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What

Dewdrop Spiders (Genus Argyrodes)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

March 26, 2024 10:00 AM SAST

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What

Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

March 31, 2024 05:58 PM SAST

Description

Spider with many spiderlings.

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What

Crowned Lynx Spiders (Genus Hamataliwa)

Date

March 8, 2024 08:43 PM CAT

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What

Bark Spiders (Genus Caerostris)

Observer

doubleobones

Date

January 26, 2024 05:01 PM SAST

Description

Location is generalised around where we found the individual.

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Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 8, 2024 10:41 AM SAST

Place

Goukamma (Google, OSM)

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What

Comb-footed Spiders (Family Theridiidae)

Date

April 17, 2021 10:54 AM SAST

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Observer

jane_trembath

Date

February 2, 2024 04:03 PM SAST

Description

Several of these on Persicaria limbata

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

April 1, 2021 06:50 AM SAST

Place

House (Google, OSM)

Description

In the cheesery I opened a little-used folder. Attached vertically to the inside cover was this nest full of eggs. No large spiders have been seen in the room. The eggs hatched 8 days later.

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What

Flat-headed Leafhoppers (Subfamily Ledrinae)

Observer

sparkn

Date

October 22, 2023 11:18 PM +08

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What

Spotted Orbweavers (Genus Neoscona)

Observer

phillym

Date

May 2, 2022 09:13 AM SAST

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Observer

bhekisisa

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

Hersilia


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Observer

athol_ferguson

Date

October 3, 2020 08:08 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Rta Clade (Zoosection Rta clade)

Observer

karooklong

Date

September 22, 2019 08:52 AM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Hedgehog Spiders (Genus Pycnacantha)

Observer

pieter_theron

Date

April 14, 2020 12:23 PM SAST

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

February 5, 2024

Description

attracted to uv

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What

Aphids (Family Aphididae)

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

February 1, 2024

Description

on underside of leaf of commiphora tree sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/198276980

cared for by about 5 ants.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/198276802

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

January 30, 2024

Description

attracted to backlight uv

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What

Hackled Orbweavers (Family Uloboridae)

Observer

bluehillescape

Date

April 20, 2020 01:19 AM SAST

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What

Hackled Orbweavers (Family Uloboridae)

Observer

bluehillescape

Date

April 20, 2020 01:18 AM SAST

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What

Crowned Lynx Spiders (Genus Hamataliwa)

Observer

robert_taylor

Date

January 28, 2024 02:48 PM CAT

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

January 25, 2024 11:41 AM SAST

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What

Grass Neoscona Spider (Neoscona moreli)

Observer

dhoare

Date

February 8, 2020 12:00 PM SAST

Place

KZN, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Synotaxids (Family Synotaxidae)

Observer

suncana

Date

October 19, 2019 03:42 PM SAST

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Observer

arnovandervyver

Date

January 17, 2024 10:14 PM SAST

Description

Looks like a reed-mimic. First few photos were staged with a branch I found nearby and stuck into the sand. The last photo is a "as found".

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What

Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

Date

July 29, 2019 07:09 PM CET

Description

outside of a small silk-lined burrow. spotted at night by its reflective eyes

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What

Bark Spiders (Genus Caerostris)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

January 16, 2024 07:16 AM SAST

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What

Velvet Spiders (Family Eresidae)

Observer

karenpagel67

Date

December 3, 2022 02:43 PM SAST

Description

Decorated Velvet spider

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Observer

tayla_mccurdy

Date

December 14, 2023 06:51 AM SAST

Description

📍 Djuma Private Game Reserve on a silver cluster leaf (Terminalia)

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Observer

bethialowson

Date

December 23, 2023 12:08 PM CAT

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

December 28, 2023

Description

attracted to uv. Uncommon

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Observer

wesselpretorius

Date

December 24, 2023 10:25 AM SAST

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

December 17, 2023 11:45 AM SAST

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Observer

cliffdorse

Date

August 30, 2023 02:59 PM -04

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Observer

francoislibert

Date

December 1, 1985 02:00 PM WAT

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

December 22, 2023

Description

With two others under rock.
see

Edge of basalt hillside and on side of football pitch.
Under senegalia tree

Which didnt provide much shade so very little herbaceous vegetation.

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What

Blue-margin Headshield Slug (Philinopsis speciosa)

Observer

galpinmd

Date

November 25, 2023 09:32 AM SAST

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What

Bark Spiders (Genus Caerostris)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

January 4, 2021 03:05 PM SAST

Place

Bass pool (Google, OSM)

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Observer

rianafourie

Date

December 8, 2023 04:32 PM CAT

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What

Common Bark Spider (Caerostris sexcuspidata)

Observer

grantevans

Date

February 3, 2023 02:51 PM SAST

Description

Obsereved hunting behaviour:
Spider waited on branch with entire web built below the branch. Prey flew into the web, where the spider proceeded to gather up majority of its web. Spider returned to original position to feed on prey.

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Observer

cliffdorse

Date

February 28, 2023 09:03 PM SAST

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Observer

erickmunro

Date

September 14, 2023 11:11 AM SAST

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What

Huntsman Spiders (Family Sparassidae)

Observer

bloempje

Date

September 17, 2022 03:52 PM SAST

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Observer

joy_paton

Date

November 3, 2023 11:47 AM SAST

Description

Hoekplaas group walk 13. Spider 5. Suggested Mexcala sp. Perhaps M.rufa.

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What

Gorgon's Head (Astrocladus euryale)

Observer

seastung

Date

November 26, 2023 06:48 AM SAST

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

November 29, 2023

Description

under rock. Basalt hillside

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What

Frilled Nudibranch (Leminda millecra)

Observer

seastung

Date

November 26, 2023 07:24 AM SAST

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Date

November 24, 2023 12:16 AM CAT

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Observer

fionahellmann

Date

November 17, 2023 03:40 PM SAST

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What

Ant-mimic Spiders (Genus Myrmarachne)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

November 14, 2023 11:31 AM SAST

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Observer

fionahellmann

Date

November 18, 2023 02:37 PM SAST

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Observer

debbietaylorsa

Date

November 18, 2023 04:28 PM SAST

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What

Typical Orbweavers (Subfamily Araneinae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

October 10, 2023 04:38 PM SAST

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What

Typical Jumping Spiders (Subfamily Salticinae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

October 9, 2023 11:11 AM SAST

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What

Hedgehog Spiders (Genus Pycnacantha)

Observer

skuakanga

Date

May 2, 2019 05:03 PM CAT

Description

I have monitored several dozen individuals of this species (and their breeding activities) since 2009. This particular individual was first spotted on 11 April 2019 with a new egg case; by 11 May 2019 a second egg case had been added. During a visit on 15 June 2019, the spiderlings from the first egg case had hatched, had moulted in the web next to the egg case and had dispersed. No subsequent visits were made to check on the fate of the second egg case.
Photos: spider looking gravid on 2 May 2019, egg cases on 11 May 2019 and first encounter (shortly after depositing first egg case?) on 11 April 2019.

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What

Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis)

Observer

greenbottleblue

Date

September 8, 2019 02:36 PM EDT

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

October 17, 2023 01:07 PM SAST

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What

Northern Violin Spider (Loxosceles simillima)

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

July 22, 2023

Description

under rock. Basalt hillside.

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What

African Flightless Hangingfly (Anomalobittacus gracilipes)

Observer

wesselpretorius

Date

October 7, 2023

Description

Having Cyclosa sp. as meal

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What

Cape Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis ssp. capensis)

Observer

mkoosthuizen

Date

February 6, 2023 06:56 AM SAST

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

January 14, 2023 01:16 AM SAST

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What

African Flightless Hangingfly (Anomalobittacus gracilipes)

Observer

wesselpretorius

Date

October 7, 2023 10:01 AM SAST

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Observer

botswanabugs

Date

October 7, 2023

Description

under basalt rock on basalt hillside. In shade of large senegalia tree see
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186525467
I looked at soil under and within 30 cm of the rock.
No ants nest. Just a few solitary ants running around
see
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186569138

one ant mimic heteroptera
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186533642

one small adult beetle see
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186569711

One large mite
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186534715

About 7 adult small curculionidae beetles found
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186534391

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Observer

sallyslak

Date

September 8, 2023 04:11 PM SAST

Place

Klipkuil (Google, OSM)

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What

Large Carpenter Bees (Genus Xylocopa)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

September 12, 2023 03:07 PM SAST

Description

Peeping out from it's home. Soon the branch will give way, but I have planted another next toit which they will hopefully use.

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What

Ant-mimic Spiders (Genus Myrmarachne)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

August 20, 2023 02:14 PM SAST

Description

I can't make out whether this is murder most foul or a loving embrace. One Myrmarachne was moving up the wall, the other coming down. I dashed inside to get my camera and found them like this. When I went back later there was only one of them and I couldn't see any sign of the other one.

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What

Twoleaf Kopieva (Bulbine diphylla)

Observer

wilnasteenkamp

Date

July 15, 2023 12:10 PM SAST

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What

Camel Crowned Lynx Spider (Hamataliwa rufocaligata)

Observer

tam_rooikat

Date

January 6, 2023 09:18 AM SAST

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What

Zululand Holcolaetis Jumping Spider (Holcolaetis zuluensis)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

July 22, 2023 09:14 AM SAST

Description

18.1mm
The biggest female I've seen so far.
Found under the bark of a fallen tree.

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

brenainn

Date

July 22, 2020 08:56 PM SAST

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

nancymntlvo

Date

March 24, 2023 05:55 PM CAT

Place

Ghanzi, BW (Google, OSM)

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Observer

martinmandak

Date

March 17, 2023

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 19, 2023 01:31 PM SAST

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What

African False Flower Mantis (Harpagomantis tricolor)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

June 9, 2023 02:56 PM SAST

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2023 01:06 PM SAST

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

June 3, 2023 10:02 AM SAST

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Observer

ambytbfl

Date

June 8, 2023 12:47 PM CDT