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Silver Vlei Spider
Leucauge kibonotensis
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Marié
Marié commented:

Lovely picture! Perhaps kind of Silver Vlei Spider (Genus Leucauge). Please refer to my ID suggestion for more info.

Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Silver Vlei Spider, perhaps Decorated Vlei Spider or Levanderi's Vlei Spider
Scientific: Genus Leucauge, perhaps L. decorata or L. levanderi

Crab Spider
Thomisus sp.
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EthneEngelking
EthneEngelking commented:

Yes. You are correct. Genus Thomisus. Awesome little spiders. Another thing worth mentioning is that they can actually change color like a chameleon to camouflage on the flower

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Marié
Marié commented:

Thank you Sophia :D

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SonelSA commented:

Great shots of this beauty Marié! :D

Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Stasimopus nigellus
Scientific: Stasimopus nigellus

Jumping Spider
SALTICIDAE
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Marié
Marié commented:

Thank you Sophia! :-)

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SonelSA commented:

Stunning shots of this cutie Marié! I just love them to bits and they are truly very friendly. Some are social, some not, but all in all they are no threat. You had a lovely experience indeed. Thanks for sharing. :D

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EthneEngelking
EthneEngelking commented:

Lizzie, I believe your spider is in the genus Nilus. Dolomedes is a genus occuring in Mozambique. Thalassius was also placed within the genus of nilus, thus, based on location I would go for Nilus.

EthneEngelking
EthneEngelking suggested a new ID:

Common: Nursery Web Spider, also called fishing spider in this genus
Scientific: Family Psauridae Genus Nilus

Crab Spider
THOMISIDAE
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mwsamjac
Mwsamjac commented:

Yes, it was the Mommy of the babies.

EthneEngelking
EthneEngelking commented:

Is this the mommy of the babies Sam?

Marié
Marié commented:

She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. It looks like a crab spider (family Thomisidae). Perhaps in the Genus Platythomisus of which three species are known in South Africa. Apparantly they are rare spiders, so well spotted!

Synema imitator
Synema imitator
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Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Synema imitator
Scientific: Synema imitator
Notes: Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. 2014. Field Guide to the Spiders of South Africa. Lapa Publishers. Pretoria

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