Ticks and Mites
Order: Acarina

Species undetermined

Whip Scorpions
Order: Amblipygi

Phrynus goesii with eggs (left) and carrying her young on her back (middle, right)

Order: Araneae

Family: Araneidae

Argiope argentata (juvenile, left)


Cyclosa walkenari

Cyclosa caroli
, female

Cyrthophora citricola, female

Eustala sp.

The Spinybacked Orb Weaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis) comes in a variety of shapes and colours

Mecynogea lemniscata

Possibly Metazygia sp., subadult male

Possibly Metepeira compsa




All of the above: species undetermined

Family: Barychelidae

Species undetermined

Family: Filistatidae

Funnel web (Kukulcania hibernalis)

Family: Lycosidae


Various wolf spiders, species undetermined

Family: Mimetidae

Species undetermined

Family: Miturgidae

Teminius sp.

Family: Oecobiidae

Species undetermined

Family: Philodromidae

Olios sp. (juvenile, right)

Family: Pholcidae

Species undetermined

Female Smeringopus sp.

Family: Pisauridae

Species undetermined

Family: Salticidae

Lyssomanes sp., female

Species undetermined - mimics an ant



Species undetermined

Family: Scytodidae


Scytodes sp.

Scytodes fusca with eggs

Family: Tetragnathidae

Species undetermined

Female Alcimosphenus licinus


Leucage argyra (female, left; mating)

Leucage regnyi

Family: Theraphosidae


                                        Tarantula (Cyrtopholis sp.) spiderlings exit their egg sac            Immature tarantulas - note black spot of urticating hairs on abdomen

Adult tarantulas

Family: Theridiidae

Argyrodes elevatus (female)

Male, species undetermined


Possibly Argyodes elevatus

Species undetermined


Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)

The lesser known but more venomous Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus)

Family: Thomisidae

Possibly Misumenops asperatus

Female crab spider (Misumenops bellulus)

Crab spider, species undetermined

Unidentified Arachnids











Order: Opiliones

Species undetermined


Order: Pseudoscorpiones

Adult pseudoscorpion (Paratemnoides sp., family Atemnidae) with young

Order: Schizomida

Species undetermined

Species undetermined


Order: Scorpiones

Centruroides barbudensis

Isometrus maculatus

Oiclus purvesii