Genus: Hemiblossia

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Of the 18 species in this African genus, 15 have been recorded from southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. (2006) and Harvey (2003).

Hemiblossia australis

Distribution includes South Africa (Northern Cape), Namibia and Zimbabwe.


Hemiblossia bouvieri

Has a broad distribution that includes South Africa (Limpopo, Free State, Northern Cape), Namibia, Angola, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia.


Hemiblossia etosha

Recorded from Etosha and Kaokoland, Namibia.


Hemiblossia evangelina

Recorded from Limpopo Province, South Africa. The type locality was near Evangelina, hence the name.


Hemiblossia idioceras

Recorded from Namibia and South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng)


Hemiblossia kalaharica

Recorded from Botswana.


Hemiblossia lawrencei

Recorded from Windhoek, Namibia.


Hemiblossia michaelseni

Recorded north of Omaruru, Namibia.


Hemiblossia monocerus

Recorded from Redbank, Zimbabwe.


Hemiblossia nama

Recorded from Van Rhynsdorp, Western Cape, South Africa.


Hemiblossia nigritarsis

Recorded from Angola and Namibia.


Hemiblossia oneili

Distribution includes Namibia and South Africa (Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State).


Hemiblossia robusta

Recorded from Hardap Dam, near Mariental, Namibia.


Hemiblossia rubropurpurea

Recorded from Namibia and Zimbabwe.


Hemiblossia termitophila

Distribution includes Namibia and South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape).



  • Dippenaar-Schoeman A, Gonzalez Reyers AX, Harvey MS. 2006. A check-list of the Solifugae (sun spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida: Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12:70-92.
  • Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

Text by Norman Larsen

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