Swift Spiders

Swift Spiders – Corinnidae

Swift spiders are a group of free-roaming ground dwelling spiders that physically overpower their prey rather than using a web.  Many are ant and wasp mimics and have bright contrasting patterns to enable them to be active by day with reduced risks of predation. They are generally very fast runners that move with extreme bursts of speed.

Example Australian species

Ant-mimicking Swift Spider – Kolora lynneae

Ant-mimicking Swift Spider - Kolora lynneae
Kolora lynneae

Orange-legged Swift Spider – Nyssus coloripes

Orange-legged Swift Spider - Nyssus coloripes
Nyssus coloripes

Parsons’ Swift Spider – Battalus adamparsonsi

Parsons' Swift Spider - Battalus adamparsonsi
Battalus adamparsonsi