Full Name: Scorpion Spider (Family Trochanteriidae)
Other names: Skerpioenspinnekop
These strange looking spiders are flattened, usually black with orange legs. They are wanderers and don’t build webs. There are nine species in South Africa. They can be found under the bark of trees or under stones and pot plants. They are secretive and escape as quick as they can when encountered. They are harmless to humans and pets.