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Orange-legged Swift Spider-female

Nyssus coloripes

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/193... More information:
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian...
Family: Corinnidae

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2 Comments

Christiane
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

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

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

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