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Triangular spider

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Species:
Arkys lancearius
(RM)
Previous species name:
Arcys lancearius
Family:
Arkyidae
formerly Araneidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
On the leaves of green shrubs; not normally associated with any form of web since this species uses ambush techniques to catch insects
Toxicity:
Uncertain; probably harmless
Arkys lancearius
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male and female
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Female and prey

On this spider the first two pairs of legs are strong and are curved forward like those of crab and salticid spiders. The triangular abdomen is distinctive.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Arkys cornutus and Arkys clavatus.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 May 2016.