There are 4 groups of medically important spiders in Africa. We call them medically important because their bites are known to cause traumatic symptoms which may require medical attention.

All 4 groups can easily be identified from appearance alone. In some cases, the location of their web and the appearance of egg sacs can also be used to reinforce the identification. Note that these names refer to groups of species rather than a single species. These spiders are:
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Button Spiders

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Violin Spider
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Six Eyed Sand Spider
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