Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, whole
Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, ventral, ~7mm
Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider (Nyssus cf coloripes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Swift Spider (Corinnidae)
Species: Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider (Nyssus cf coloripes)
This Photo:     Female, eye arrangement
Synonym: Supunna picta
Other name: Orange-legged Swift Spider

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.