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    Lightbulb Spider ID

    This little guy spun a web right next to the braai, in PE.

    Anyone know what it is? My guess is a crab spider, but I read that they grow about as big as a 20c piece. This one looks a bit bigger.
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    Default Re: Spider ID

    Quote Originally Posted by rfnel View Post
    This little guy spun a web right next to the braai, in PE.

    Anyone know what it is? My guess is a crab spider, but I read that they grow about as big as a 20c piece. This one looks a bit bigger.
    I also noticed a red marking on the underside, a bit like a button spider.

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    Looks like a species of Orb Spider. They tend to put out a web in the evening and then pack up in the morning.

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    Bark spider, orb family. 'Tease' him with a grass stalk and he will pack away(eat) hisweb

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    Default Re: Spider ID

    Hairy field spider, female.

    '98 300 TDI "Lady Jane"
    '11 SX4 "Bazooki"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClintonC View Post
    Bark spider, orb family. 'Tease' him with a grass stalk and he will pack away(eat) hisweb
    Thanks, I think you were spot on.

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    Default Re: Spider ID

    Dit is 'n bas spinnekop (bark spider).

    Familie Araneidae, genus caerostris.

    Soos die meeste spinnekoppe, heel onskadelik vir mens en troeteldier.

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