Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, whole
Ellura
Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, ventral (body ~7mm)
 
    
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, eye arrangement
Synonym: Supunna picta
Other name: Orange-legged Swift Spider

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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