Marbled Swift Spider
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Ellura
Marbled Swift Spider
Ventral
 
    
Marbled Swift Spider (Ticopa cf hudsoni)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Swift Spider (Corinnidae)
Species: Marbled Swift Spider (Ticopa cf hudsoni)
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Thank you Dr Volker Framenau for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
This species was only described in 2015
These are the 1st images of this genus on-line

We thought we had a Prowling, Water or perhaps even Orb spider here. A medium sized spider with body length of about 9mm. Very long legs, all about equal length and spacing. Found on our annex wall. It has a lot of red/brown "skin" showing, with a lot of black blotches & spots. Black spikes (like a Lynx spider), with very short white/grey hair sparsely scattered on the body and legs. The abdomen is completely covered (above, sides & below) in short hair; mainly white/grey except for the black hair in a triangular edged stripe down the back and dappled underneath. The legs do have very fine hair on them, but it's almost invisible. It has 4 small spinnerets near the rear tip, not visible from above
Most importantly the eye arrangement: 2 rows of 4 (but the rows are curved, not straight). The 6 largest (most obvious) eyes make a hexagon shape.

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