Anyone know what this colorful little critter is?

Anyone know what this colorful little critter is?

  • Posted on: February 8, 2011
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  1. angusf · February 8, 2011

    Looks like a spider. Maybe Araneidae Arcys? “The common name of these spiders is ‘ambush’ or’ triangular’ spider. This triangular spider lives in open forest clearings along the East Coast amongst the foliage of shrubs and captures prey with the first two pairs of their heavily spined legs.Nine species are described. They do no build a web. They are placed in the same family as the wheel-web weavers because of body structure. The size of the female is about 9 mm, the male is only 5 mm”http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/australian/araneidae/araneidae.html

  2. Jean-Jacques Halans · February 8, 2011

    Yeah, that’s it, triangular spider. It was colourful and cute.