Spotted Ground Swift Spider
Nyssus coloripes

Summary

Head black with white stripes. Abdomen black with white spots. Forelegs orange, remaining legs with patches of white and black. Legs with claw tufts, so they can climb smooth surfaces. Male similar, slightly smaller. Fangs opposed, pinching.

They do not build webs, but roam freely, spinning only a few strands of silk behind bark, or other objects, as a retreat.


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Habitat

Open forest.

Distribution

Across Australia

Size

Leg span up to 25 mm

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