- This page contains pictures and information about Triangular Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Spider in this genus Arkys are medium size and usually colourful.
Their abdomen is in Triangular shape. They are in orb web spider family Araneidae
but they do not build webs. They capture prey by sit and wait on leaves and
grasp them by two front pairs of legs.
- Followings listed the Triangular Spiders that we found.
- Triangular Spider
- Arkys lancearius, female, body length 10mm
- This is a beautiful spider. We easily find them in bush land in Brisbane although never saw
them in our backyard. The abdomen is triangular heart-shaped, with white spots on bright orange
colour. Its two pairs
of front legs are with strong spines for catching prey. Its two hind pairs
legs are relatively small. Although
they are in this orb web spiders family, which is famous in web building, they do not build
webs. We have more information and pictures in this page.
- Triangular Spider II
- Arkys cornutus, leg to leg 15mm
- This is a beautiful spider. Its abdomen is triangular
heart-shaped , with white spots on its bright orange body. Its two pairs of
front legs are with strong spines for capturing prey. Its two hind pairs legs
are relatively small. It looks similar to the above species. Check this page
for more information.
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty
Ltd, 1970, p96.
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