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    Can someone please identify this spider for me. I often find them at home (braai, garage, etc.) and just want to make sure my kids (2&5) are safe playing around.

    Legspan are always about 25-30mm
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    Scorpion Spider (Platyoides sp). They are harmless to humans / pets (except if you've got an insect as a pet )

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    Harmless but scary looking.
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    Thanks. :-)
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    Bump.

    Wil eintlik net seker maak dis nie n viooltjie nie?
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    No it's not a vioolspinnekop nie.
    I didn't want to answer last night as I couldn't id it correctly.

    But I will guess it's either a mouse spider (harmless) or a dark sac spider (Corinnidae).
    I think the last one is also harmless.

    We have many here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    No it's not a vioolspinnekop nie.
    I didn't want to answer last night as I couldn't id it correctly.

    But I will guess it's either a mouse spider (harmless) or a dark sac spider (Corinnidae).
    I think the last one is also harmless.

    We have many here.
    I also initially thought it was harmless but when I got closer I told the 2 girls to stay clear.
    This is not a sac but then it has some resemblance to a sac and it is not a violin but then it also has resemblance to a violin.
    It seems like a mixture of our 2 deadly spiders....which one is it?
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    Ek weet dit is laat, maar...

    Skerpioenspinnekop. Familie Trochanteriidae.Genus platyoides.

    Soos die meeste spinnekoppe, onskadelik vir mens en troeteldier.

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