Genus: Solpugyla

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An African genus containing 10 species, four of which have been recorded from southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Solpugyla darlingii

Distribution includes South Africa (Eastern Cape), Zimbabwe, Mozambique, DRC.


Solpugyla globicornis

Recorded from Mpumalanga and Gauteng, South Africa.


Solpugyla masiensis

Recorded near Chai-Chai in Mozambique.


Solpugyla umtalica

Recorded from Umtali, Zimbabwe.



  • 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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