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Spiny-Legged Sac Spider

Rhaeboctesis spp


The family Liocranidae is represented worldwide by 41 genera of which 11 occur in the Afrotropical Region and 8 genera and about 20 species in Southern Africa. This family has not been well studied in Africa. Common name Spiny-legged sac spiders (Liocranidae). Lifestyle Wanderers (ground dwellers); nocturnal free-running spiders; abundance: rare. Body size 3-15 mm. Genera Andromma raffrayi; Argistes africanus; Coryssiphus (3 spp.); Hortipes (numerous spp.); Messapus martini; Orthobula (2 spp.); Rhaeboctesis (7 spp.); Thysanina serica.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Nice spotting

Wendy Clapham
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Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013

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