ARANEIDAE - BIRD DROPPING SPIDER

FACT FILE - 293

Family

Araneidae

Species

Arkys curtulus
(Simon, 1903)

Body Length

Female: 8mm
Male: 5mm

Habitat

Found on the surface of leaves. It is an ambushing spider with no visible use of web.

Toxicity

Considered to be too small to be harmful to humans.

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2931

Photo: ©Kristi Ellingsen.

2932

Another colour variation.
Photo: ©Elaine McDonald.

2933

Side view.
Photo: ©Elaine McDonald.

2934

Ventral view
Photo: ©Elaine McDonald.