Gold Coast SpidersArkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider) Beregama cordata (Fireback Huntsman Spider) Gasteracantha quadrispinosa (Four-spined Spiny Orbweaver)

The Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider) is a beautiful spider that is triangular to heart-shaped, colour varying from yellow to orange, and light to dark reddish-brown and distinctive pale white spots.

It is an ambush hunter, often found hiding in foliage as it waits for prey. Whilst the spider does not build a web, it is known to lay silk on the foliage (often under the leaf), that most likely helps the spider move around the foliage.

Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Arkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones

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

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Stefan Jones
  2. Arkys cornutus L. Koch, 1872, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/e998fb62-f617-4533-8d14-27e68250dabd
  3. Horned Arkys (Arkys cornutus), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/201611-Arkys-cornutus

Gold Coast SpidersArkys cornutus (Horned Triangular Spider) Beregama cordata (Fireback Huntsman Spider) Gasteracantha quadrispinosa (Four-spined Spiny Orbweaver)

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