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Description

A fast moving attractive Swift 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.
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.

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Date & Time

  2015-11-18 01:53 PM

Location

  -37.897597 , 145.314155 : 134.255 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi. I thought I had this species already, but with a different name... and was right. I think the 2015 revision calls it Nyssus coloripes, so thanks for finding this. Old name of Supunna picta will now be a synonym in Natureshare.

    Reply • 20 Nov 2015

  2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Chris. I should have checked NS for Supunna.

    Reply • 22 Nov 2015




NS Observation No. 564DBE05ED2A89E56E000C44
Created 2015-11-19 11:27 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-11-22 11:28 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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