Sac spiders are spiders that make a kind of silken sac in which they lay their eggs.
Family CorinnidaeWorldwide this family contains 75 genera with over 900 species mostly in the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Many of the species mimic ants on which they hunt.
Nyssus coloripes, previous name Supunna picta,
Orange-legged Swift spider or Nyssus coloripes is one of the fastest spiders in Australia. While running, it waves its two forelegs above its body, mimicking the two antennas of a wasp.
|Nyssus coloripes||Nyssus coloripes|
|Nyssus albopunctatus was Supunna albopuntum (was funerea) by Jurgen Otto||Nyssus albopunctatus by Jurgen Otto|
|Battalus spinipes juvenile by Robert Whyte||Battalus spinipes by Robert Whyte|
In Australia Clubiona are predominantly found under the bark of eucalyptus trees. Clubiona robustus is a common found clubionid.
The size of these spiders is 9 -15 mm. They usually have a long, narrow body and are light brown to darker brown spiders. Their jaws are ofther broad and black of colour.
The spider often constructs a tubular silken retreat. Fourteen species are described in Australia.
|Clubiona species ZZ677 from Lane Cove National Park, Sydney (by Roy Barnes )|
|Clubiona ZZ395||Clubiona ZZ395|
|Clubiona modesta||Clubiona robusta|
|Clubiona ZZ558||Clubiona ZZ558|
|Clubiona ZZ554||Clubiona ZZ554|
|Clubiona ZZ555||Clubiona ZZ555|
|Clubiona ZZ143 egg sac with eggs||Clubiona ZZ143|
|Clubiona ZZ340||Clubiona ZZ340 by Jurgen Otto|
This genus is in appearance closely related to the family Clubionidae.
Recently several flat spiders (Hemicloea) were moved to the family Trochanteriidae.
|Eilica ZZ424 by Fahran Bokhari|
|Gnaphosid?ZZ146 from Nelson Victoria||Gnaphosid?ZZ146 from Nelson Victoria|
Ed Nieuwenhuys, 22 july 2020
22 july 2020, 23 October 2016, 13 april 2016, 3 November 2015,16 april 2011, 27 December 2006