Swift Spider
Female, ventral
Green-head Ant Mimic
Male, profile
Green-head Ant Mimic (Poecilipta sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Swift Spider (Corinnidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Green-head Ant Mimic (Poecilipta sp)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4.5mm long
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"

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.