White-spotted Swift Spider
Male, dorsal
Ellura
Wasp-mimicking Swift Spider
Female, eye arrangement
 
    
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, whole
Synonym: Supunna picta
Other name: Orange-legged Swift Spider

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Notice the slight yellow tints on some of the markings, while others are off white. Not obvious without the right lighting.
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.