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Swift ground spider

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Species:
Nyssus coloripes (R. Raven)
Previous species name:
Supunna picta
Family:
Corinnidae
formerly Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 6 mm
Habitat:
This spider is a can be found on many outside surface, including open ground, leaf litter, tree trunks, bare rocks or fences
Toxicity:
May cause mild illness
Nyssus coloripes
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The male
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Another female

Supunna picta is easy to identify because of its surface markings, including the tips of its legs, which often have an orange colour. It is not easy to catch though because it runs in short bursts of speed.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Nyssus albopunctatus and some lycosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 16 August 2015.