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Orange-legged Swift Spider-female

Nyssus coloripes


A fast moving attractive spider with black cephalothorax and abdomen, black and white banded hind legs and orange front legs. The body had white patterns along the sides, a median white line on the cephalothorax and broken white pattern along the midline of the abdomen.


Spotted in the local garden. This species is seen throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania


Its behaviour and erratic movements are a mimicry of the pompilid wasp - the orange legs move up and down like the orange antennae of the wasps.
Males have modified palps as in More information:
Family: Corinnidae

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Christiane 4 years ago

WOW love this spider..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Lore information

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2015
Submitted on Nov 18, 2015

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