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Pyramid Comb-Footed Spider - Argyrodes

Family Theridiidae

This page contains pictures and information about Pyramid Comb-Footed Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 40mm 
This comb-footed spider has the elongated body, triangular shape in profile. When the spider was hanging upside down on its web, it looked like a tidy pyramid in mid air. So we call them Pyramid Comb-Footed Spiders.   
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When rest, the spider point its three pair of legs towards the front. 
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We found this Pyramid Combed-foot Spider in a large burned tree hole. There were a few of them there. They make messy and loose horizontal web. with the messy networks of threads on above.
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They are also known to scavenge on the edge of the webs of other large orb-weaving spider species. 
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The shape of individuals look a bit different.  
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Male ? 

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, plate 122. 
2. Argyrodes species - The Find-a-spider Guide for the Spiders of Southern Queensland, Dr Ron Atkinson, 2009.
3. Argyrodes spp. - Robert Whyte, Save Our Waterways Now.  

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Last updated: November 15, 2009.