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Spider Photos - Scorpion Spiders/
Flat Rock Spiders

Here's some photos of Scorpion/Flat Rock spider photos. This species is typically brown to black in colour to match the bark it hides under. It has a flattened body with an elongate oval abdomen from which two pairs of wide-set spinnerets can be seen from above. The legs curve forward in a fashion somewhat similar to that seen among huntsman species. Note that Hemicloea species can be seen to have three pairs of finger-like spinnerets when viewed from underneath whereas those members of the Family Trochanteriidae that resemble Hemicloea in overall appearance have two very short pairs of spinnerets and a central pair of parallel rows of silk-secreting spigots. In addition, the outer segments of the first two pairs of legs on the trochanteriids have visible spines whereas the legs of Hemicloea species only have some fine hairs. Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some trochanteriids, especially Morebilus fumosus and some related Rebilus and Morebilus species.

These flat spiders with an ovoid abdomen can be found in the drier parts of Australia. The genus Rebilus is related to this genus and the spider are similiar in appearance. The distinctive difference are the number of spinnerets, Hemicloea has 3 pairs of spinners and Ribelus two pair. The female spider is 9 to18 mm long, the male is smaller and between 7 - 12 mm. The spider has eight eyes in two rows. These spiders make a circular white disc as egg-sacs with a diameter of 20 -30 mm. In each of the three or four sacs 50-80, 1.2 mm large eggs, are laid. They hide under bark and stones.

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Genus Hemicloeina / Rebilus

 

 

24 July, 2014:
Id please! South Africa Photo sent from wife's phone. Taken by Edwin Reichel, Krugersdorp SA. Taken with Pentax Kr. 18- 250 mm lens. Macro setting

 

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Reply: This  looks like a scorpion spider - glen

17 July, 2014:
Hi Glen Not a great pic, taken with phone, but I found this odd looking spider in my garage and can not find any info on it. Hope you can assist. Quite the spider lover, own a couple of T's. Thanks Freddie

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Reply: This  looks like a scorpion spider - glen

14 April, 2013:
Could u tell me what spider this is please ?

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Reply: This  looks like a scorpion spider - glen

13 February, 2013:
Good day I'm from Johannesburg South Africa. Would you be able to identify this spider. If have look through lots of fotos but was unable to identify this spider. It is about 2.5 cm long. We had a previous one of about 3cm not to long ago. Is this spider poisonous? It has to big thangs. Thank you kindly and hope can give me an answer Pierre

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Reply: This  looks like a scorpion spider - glen

4 November, 2012:
Spider from south africa found under patio

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Reply: This  looks like a scorpion spider - glen

14 January, 2012:
Hi Pls see the picture below. I think this spider may have bitten me. Pls let me know what kind of spider it is. Thanks in advance. Shownees

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Reply: This is similar to the one on 8 April which looks like a scorpion spider,  click here for the link- glen

10 June, 2010:
Hi Glen, this is the best photo I could take, please let me know if its enough? Gemma

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Reply : I couldn't find any more information on these spiders but they are not listed as being amongst the dangerous spiders of Africa - glen

Reply from Tiffany: Hi glen I found this link on your site, posted by one of the readers . I think this (scorpion Spider) is very similar to the spider I found. Are they venomous?

8 April, 2010:
Hi I stay in Johannesburg, South Africa. I recently moved into a new house and keep finding these spiders inside the house I have found three so far, two of which were in the bathroom and the one in the pictures above we found in our laundry basket. I have a serious phobia when it comes to all spiders but this one really freaked me out. I was hoping you could help me in identifying this spider as well as if it is venomous or not. Thanking you in advance Tiffany

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Another Reply from Carl: A couple of your unknowns as pictured are Scorpion spiders - Trochanteriidae sp.  Click here to compare.

17 March, 2009:
Good day Thank you for giving an us such a well informed site I live in Gauteng Johannesburg South Africa I took this photo 15/03/2009 in my bathroom you have one on you site taken a week earlier the photo i took I believe it came from my brother in law from Burgers fort, Steelpoort in Limpopo Province South Africa as for it is the first time i see this tipe in my area I see that you say it may be a broad faced sac spider or A woodlouse hunter but the photos I researched on the net did no mach the criteria, but you have the exact type on your web site below as you can see my questioning it the others have either a larger body or some features have changed and I can not get passed the fact that the photo I took and the one on you're site is exactly the same I even marched it to Spheres recipes but some features is not matching could it be a new species I will read more on the net and if I get answer be for you do I will email you the detail and dangers to humans as well Thank you Johan

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Another Reply from Carl: A couple of your unknowns as pictured are Scorpion spiders - Trochanteriidae sp.  Click here to compare.

Reply: Similar colours to a woodlouse hunter or broad faced sac spider but not sure. This spider is from Zambia - glen

9 March, 2009:
Hello Perhaps you can identify this one. I have not been able to pick it up in any of the local literature.
 

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