Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, eye arrangement
Ellura
Swift Spider
 
    
Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider (Nyssus cf coloripes)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Swift Spider (Corinnidae)
Species: Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider (Nyssus cf coloripes)
This Photo:     Female, ventral (body ~7mm)
Synonym: Supunna picta
Other name: Orange-legged Swift Spider

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
An INCREDIBLY fast species. We haven't come across a faster invertebrate. They can be out of the insect box, over your hand, back to the box, twice around it and onto the table before your reactions have pulled your hand away!

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Jul-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species