Green-head Ant Mimic
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Swift Spider (Corinnidae)|
|Species:||Green-head Ant Mimic (Poecilipta sp)|
|This Photo:||Male: dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Anthony Paul kindly highlighted to us there's another VERY similar genus called Iridonyssus. Generally it's "fatter" with shorter legs. One of the Poecilipta has a constricted abdomen, but others don't. This isn't a diagnostic feature for the whole genus. Given this is longer & more pointed/thinner we've decided on this genus.
This specimen also looks very similar to the photo of P. smaragdinea, page 368, of "A Guide to the Spiders of Australia"