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Scorpion tailed spider

Arachnura higginsi

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9 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

bayucca
bayucca 4 months ago

Arachnura scorpionoides is the only one found in South Africa. So it this one.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 4 months ago

I would agree Tukup, because A. scorpionoides is the only known Arachnura that is found in Africa (1st link). Though looks identical to A. melanura? (2nd link) Though range for A. melanura is way off only being found in Asia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnura
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13...

Tukup
Tukup 4 months ago

Hi Ryan. Couldn't confirm A. higginsi outside of Australia. According to Wiki Arachnura scorpionoides is the only African species, like you mentioned below. Even though the color on the link I gave is right, if that species isn't found in Africa, you may want to revert back to Arachnura scorpionoides.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Fabulous spider.
We have some similar in Australia but only dull brown colours.
Great spotting too... welcome to PN.

Tukup
Tukup 4 months ago

Just a word Ryan as you start what I hope will be a great time on Project Noah, can you tell us something about this spider? Something of the description, size, etc and where you found it in the Habitat section. I didn't know anything like this existed. Again thanks.

Ryan58
Ryan58 4 months ago

Not too sure on the identification could also be Arachnura scorpionoides which is native to Kenya?

Ryan58
Ryan58 4 months ago

Thank you, project Noah looks awesome and look forward to posting more spottings!

MichaelS
MichaelS 4 months ago

Wow, such a neat spider species! Great photos!

Welcome to Project Noah, Ryan58!

Ryan58
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Ryan58

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 29, 2020
Submitted on Apr 29, 2020

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