Spiders in & around Orania [Collection]

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DARLING ARACHNIDS

 

            ... can be found all around us, keeping the ecosystem in check so that your home isn't overrun with insects, or worse. Love them or fear them (which, really, isn't necessary), spiders are a vital part of our world and affect our lives drastically. This collection is a catalogue and amateur survey of:
 



 

SPIDERS IN AND AROUND ORANIA

 



 

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HARPACTIRA SP.

A local baboon spider, known also as a tarantula of the old world.
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ARGIOPE LOBATA

The lobed garden spider, often confused for their cousins, A. australis.
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LATRODECTUS GEOMETRICUS

The brown button spider, found all across the world, and also known as the brown widow.
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SMERINGOPUS NATALENSIS

What South Africans affectionately call the Daddy-Long-Legs spiders, gentle giants found everyone here.
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TIBELLUS SUNETAE

The grass running spider, or the false crab spider.
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PERENETHIS SP.

A humble ground-dwelling nursery-web spider.
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THERIDION SP.

The gentle false house button spider.
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OLIOS SHERWOODI

A small teddy-bear of a huntsman spider.
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EUPROSTHENOPS AUSTRALIS

The southern funnel nursery-web spider.
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TYROTAMA ARIDA

The cape arid long-spinnered desert spider.
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CYRTOPHORA CITRICOLA

The tropical tent-web spider.
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CORINNIDAE SPP.

The dark sac spider.
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PEUCETIA TRANSVAALICA

The green lynx spider.
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RANOPS SP.

The big-eyed igloo spider.
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CHEIRACANTHIUM FURCULATUM

The common house sac spider.
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THEUMA SP.

The long-spinnered ground spider.
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And remember, spiders are friends.



 

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