Spotted swift spider (Supunna funerea, Family Corinnidae)
Black with white stripes on head and lines of white spots on body.
Easily able to climb glass.
Leg span up to 3 cm.
Habitat: Rainforest, open forest, grassland, rarely houses.
Mild local pain, redness, swelling.
Sometimes also known as Supunna albomaculata.
Main Prey: Small insects.
Orange-legged Swift spider (Supunna picta, Family Corinnidae)
Female Orange-legged Swift spider eating another spider.
Black with orange ends of front legs, rest of legs black. Head black with white stripes along side; white or yellow spots on upper body.
Very fast moving, often found in open sunny patches running around with front legs trembling. Easily able to climb glass.
Leg span up to 3cm.
Most of Australia, introduced into New Zealand. Habitat: open forest, grassland, houses.
Mild local pain, redness and swelling.
Very fast moving, often found in open sunny patches running around with front legs trembling. The fast-moving trembling action of the coloured legs mimics the behaviour of a wasp.
Spotted swift spider.
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