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Arkys

Arkys walckenaeri

Description:

"A small to medium-sized ambush hunter on foliage, waiting with outstretched arms for insects and other arthropods to come wthin range. It has a longer, narrower abdomen than many other similar Arkys species." - Arachne.org.au

Habitat:

Sightseeing from the tip of an Acacia leaf in a nature reserve with mostly medium to tall eucalyptus.

Notes:

Synonyms - Arkys clavatus Keyserling, 1890; Arkys nitidiceps Simon, 1908
Found throughout mainland Australia's east coast and hinterland, mostly in the southern states.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...
Name changed to Arkys walckenaeri

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2 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

What a cool looking spider!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Great find Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 11, 2013
Submitted on Oct 20, 2013

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