The Triangular One


Nov 30 2016

Tags: ,

Category: macro, Spiders


Focal Length:105mm
Shutter:1/0 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.

3 comments on “The Triangular One”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: