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Spider ID

Spider ID

Postby Scar69 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Hi All,
Need Yalls Help Please!
I'm not Much Of A Spider Person
Could This Be A RainSpider
This Guy Was Huge
Thanks
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Tarka » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:37 pm

Hi Scar69! I'm no spider expert...Could you see the fangs...as they tend to have an inward bend to them? The legs have stripes (similar to palystes nautilus) but I'm not too sure about the abdomen and carapax. Perhaps the experts could provide a definite answer!
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Scar69 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:45 pm

Gee's Bud I tried To Look But Between My Wife(scared kakless) N Pitbull(wanting a snack) Didn't Have Time To inspect Lol
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Wazted » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:59 pm

Hey there

That seems to me like"Flattie" or Wall crab spider (Anyphops spp), they do not make webs and are not known to be harmful to man. They can be found on walls of buildings (inside and outside), if the body was flat and the legs held sideways in crab like fashion then it was definitely one of these guys. Any confirmation on this would be great but I am 90% that's what it is.
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Scar69 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:05 pm

Wazted, I tell you what bud it it was not in a crab like position, and was pretty quick across the floor!
But u could be right!
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Tarka » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:17 pm

Wazted wrote:Hey there

That seems to me like"Flattie" or Wall crab spider (Anyphops spp), they do not make webs and are not known to be harmful to man. They can be found on walls of buildings (inside and outside), if the body was flat and the legs held sideways in crab like fashion then it was definitely one of these guys. Any confirmation on this would be great but I am 90% that's what it is.


Hey Wazted! Me thinks you're bang on the money...
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Westley Price » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:47 am

I agree. Common name is Flattie, but some people call them Wall Spiders. Although I have seen conflicting genus names; Anyphops and Selenops.

They are super common in places and it's not uncommon to wake up with one right above your head!

Here's a picture from SASpiderclub.co.za

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Re: Spider ID

Postby Scar69 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:47 am

Sweet...

thank you all for the replies,
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Re: Spider ID

Postby Ceratogyrus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:25 am

Correct, its a flattie (Selenopidae Selenops sp. or something similar)
These are fantastic spiders to have in the house as they feed pretty much only on flies and mosquito's.
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