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

Thank you Reiner Richter for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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 © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Jul-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.