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Desert Blonde Tarantula - ©Dancing Snake Nature Photography
The very useful (read ahead to find out why) Vampire Spider - Evarcha culicivora. This spider, which feeds mainly on the Anopheles gambiae (mosquito), the main vector of malaria in the region, is of the family Salticidae. It is found around Lake Victoria of Kenya and Uganda. By feeding on blood-filled mosquitoes, its scent becomes more attractive to potential mates. But more importantly to humans is this spider's effectiveness against a major malaria vector.
Brown Recluse Spider--- "showing the distinctive eye pattern of Loxosceles reclusa. Most spiders have eight eyes in some arrangement that works out to two rows of four. Recluse spiders have only six eyes, arranged in three pairs that make a sort of "smile" if you connect the dots. Spitting spiders are related to recluse spiders and have the same arrangement, but spitting spiders have very distinctive patterns, so the two can't be confused."