ArkysArkys alatus — Winged Arkys Arkys alticephala — High-headed Arkys Arkys lancearius — Triangular Spider Arkys walckenaeri — Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider

The Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), is an Australian spider belonging to the family Arkyidae. It is a small ambush hunter, has long curved forelegs and a narrow, triangular shaped abdomen. It is named in honour of Charles Athanase Walckenaer, a French civil servant and scientist (25 December 1771 – 28 April 1852).

Walckenaer's Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer's Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer's Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor

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

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Arkys walckenaeri, Photographs © Deb Taylor
  2. Triangular Spiders, Australian Museum, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/spiders/triangular-spiders-arkys-spp/
  3. Arkys walckenaeri Simon, 1879, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7f252ae7-8f66-4a58-976e-d2202920a949
  4. Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/489503-Arkys-walckenaeri
  5. Arkys lancearius Walckenaer, 1837 Common Triangular Spider, Arachne.org.au, https://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2016

ArkysArkys alatus — Winged Arkys Arkys alticephala — High-headed Arkys Arkys lancearius — Triangular Spider Arkys walckenaeri — Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider

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