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Triangular Spiders - Genus Arkys


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
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Arkys lancearius, female, body length 10mm        Male
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
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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 1969, p64.
2. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p96.

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