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Swift ground spider

Fact Box
Species:
Supunna picta (RM)
Family:
Corinnidae
formerly Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 6 mm
Habitat:
This spider is a vagrant that does not build a web but can be found on many outside surface, including open ground, leaf litter, tree trunks, bare rocks or fences; it runs in short bursts and is difficult to capture because of its speed.
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness in humans
Supunna picta
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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 have an orange colour.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Supunna albomaculata and many lycosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 April 2009.