The Triangular One

By: RCM

Nov 30 2016

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Category: macro, Spiders

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Aperture:f/11
Focal Length:105mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/2000 sec
Camera:NIKON D5100

This is a female Arkys lancearius spider, also known as the Triangular spider. This fine specimen is currently living on a leaf in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. She is an ambush hunter, waiting quietly for an unsuspecting fly or ant to pass by. In January or February she will produce around 70 eggs, each only 0.7mm in diameter. A female is about 8mm in length, and males around 5.5mm, so very small. This means they are harmless to humans. This, in fact, is a good thing.

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