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Nyssus coloripes

Spotted Ground Swift Spider

Notes from Raven (2015) pp.133-135
  • highly variable and forms a complex of closely related "species".
  • occurs widely in Australia (including Tasmania) and has also been found in New Zealand (introduced) but not yet on Norfolk, Lord Howe Island or New Caledonia.
  • diurnally active (i.e. daytime) on the ground in open forest or in open spaces near closed forest.

Defining combination of characteristics: 

  • the distal half of femur through to the tarsus of leg I (often also leg II) is yellow, all other legs are dark brown or black.
  • typically, the carapace is orange brown with a narrow stripe of white hair medially and submarginally on each side.
  • the eyes are all of a similar size with the posterior row so strongly curved that the PME are in a separate row.
  • females:
    • have a small triangular scute anterodorsally on the abdomen;
    • anteriorly a rectangular medial band of white hair is followed by a pair of white spots, a chevron, a short hammerhead-shaped spot and a terminal spot;
    • laterally, an anterior large rectangle is closely followed by 3-4 white spots, none of which intrude on the ventral face;
    • the venter has a well-defined V of brown or darker brown.
  • male:
    • the dorsal abdominal scute on the male covers from one-third to half of the abdomen.
    • the pattern of dorsal abdomen of males may be quite reduced from females.

Other resources: 

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Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at McKellar, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Birdy Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 May 2022 by abread111 Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Apr 2022 by jgiacon Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Pialligo, ACT - 8 Jan 2022 by Ozflyfisher Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Carwoola, NSW - 20 Dec 2021 by tpreston Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by KMcCue Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Boro, NSW - 8 Nov 2021 by Paul4K Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by TimL Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Macarthur, ACT - 1 Sep 2021 by RodDeb Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Downer, ACT - 12 Aug 2021 by Roger Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by tpreston Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at O'Connor, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 12 Mar 2021 by natureguy Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Nicholls, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by CanberraCH Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by KMcCue Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Franklin, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by tpreston Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Lade Vale, NSW - 13 Feb 2021 by tpreston Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Feb 2021 by KMcCue Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Jan 2021 by SimoneC Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Conder, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by michaelb Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Flynn, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by Christine Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Googong, NSW - 22 Aug 2020 by Wandiyali Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Weetangera, ACT - 29 Jul 2020 by Tammy Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 May 2020 by RodDeb Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Michelago, NSW - 12 Mar 2020 by Illilanga Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 26 Nov 2019 by Kurt Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2019 by Tammy Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Monash, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by jackQ Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by Jubeyjubes Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 1 Oct 2019 by AlisonMilton Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by rawshorty Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Casey, ACT - 18 Apr 2019 by MatthewFrawley Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Apr 2019 by AlisonMilton Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by RodDeb Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by AaronClausen Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Dec 2018 by SWishart Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2018 by Harrisi Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Parkes, ACT - 15 May 2018 by Alison Milton Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Feb 2018 by natureguy Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 27 Jan 2018 by YumiCallaway Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jan 2018 by SWishart Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 14 Apr 2017 by AndyRussell Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 14 Apr 2017 by AndyRussell Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 24 Feb 2017 by RyuCallaway Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JanetRussell Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Conder, ACT - 1 Sep 2016 by michaelb Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Yass River, NSW - 21 Mar 2016 by SenexRugosus Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 26 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TimL Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Flynn, ACT - 12 Nov 2011 by Christine Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Mar 2011 by KMcCue Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Apr 2009 by HarveyPerkins
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at McKellar, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Birdy
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 May 2022 by abread111
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Apr 2022 by jgiacon
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Pialligo, ACT - 8 Jan 2022 by Ozflyfisher
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Carwoola, NSW - 20 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by KMcCue
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Boro, NSW - 8 Nov 2021 by Paul4K
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by TimL
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Macarthur, ACT - 1 Sep 2021 by RodDeb
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Downer, ACT - 12 Aug 2021 by Roger
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at O'Connor, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 12 Mar 2021 by natureguy
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Nicholls, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by CanberraCH
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Franklin, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Lade Vale, NSW - 13 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Jan 2021 by SimoneC
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Conder, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by michaelb
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Flynn, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by Christine
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Googong, NSW - 22 Aug 2020 by Wandiyali
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Weetangera, ACT - 29 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 May 2020 by RodDeb
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Michelago, NSW - 12 Mar 2020 by Illilanga
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 26 Nov 2019 by Kurt
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2019 by Tammy
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Monash, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by jackQ
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by Jubeyjubes
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 1 Oct 2019 by AlisonMilton
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by rawshorty
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Casey, ACT - 18 Apr 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Apr 2019 by AlisonMilton
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by AaronClausen
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Dec 2018 by SWishart
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2018 by Harrisi
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Parkes, ACT - 15 May 2018 by Alison Milton
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Feb 2018 by natureguy
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 27 Jan 2018 by YumiCallaway
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Kambah, ACT - 16 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 14 Apr 2017 by AndyRussell
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 14 Apr 2017 by AndyRussell
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 24 Feb 2017 by RyuCallaway
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Reid, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JanetRussell
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Conder, ACT - 1 Sep 2016 by michaelb
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Yass River, NSW - 21 Mar 2016 by SenexRugosus
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Fadden, ACT - 26 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TimL
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Flynn, ACT - 12 Nov 2011 by Christine
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Mar 2011 by KMcCue
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Apr 2009 by HarveyPerkins
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