Central Coast SpidersSpider Index Arachnura higginsi (Scorpion-tailed Spider) Arkys alatus (Winged Arkys) Arkys alticephala (High-headed Arkys) Arkys curtulus (Bird-dropping Spider) Arkys dilatatus (Dilated Arkys) Arkys transversus Arkys enigma Celaenia Deinopis subrufa (Net-casting Spider) Dolophones turrigera (Turreted Wrap-around Spider) Maratus volans (Peacock Spider) Ordgarius magnificus (Magnificent Spider) Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) Tetragnatha nitens (Shining Long-jawed Spider) Triangular Spiders

The Arkys curtulus, commonly known as the Bird-dropping Spider, or more colloquially as the Bird Poo Spider, is a great little spider to look out for, that’s if you can distinguish it from the bird droppings.

Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe
Arkys curtulus, Woy Woy Bay NSW © Michael Doe

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Arkyidae
  • Genus: Arkys
  • Species: Arkys curtulus

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Michael Doe
  2. Arkys curtulus (Simon, 1903), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/5764583c-dfd4-4d71-ab68-9ee19c7c9153

Central Coast SpidersSpider Index Arachnura higginsi (Scorpion-tailed Spider) Arkys alatus (Winged Arkys) Arkys alticephala (High-headed Arkys) Arkys curtulus (Bird-dropping Spider) Arkys dilatatus (Dilated Arkys) Arkys transversus Arkys enigma Celaenia Deinopis subrufa (Net-casting Spider) Dolophones turrigera (Turreted Wrap-around Spider) Maratus volans (Peacock Spider) Ordgarius magnificus (Magnificent Spider) Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) Tetragnatha nitens (Shining Long-jawed Spider) Triangular Spiders

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