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Nyssus albopunctatus

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Species:
Nyssus albopunctatus (R. Raven)
Previous species name:
Supunna albomaculata (RM)
Family:
Corinnidae
formerly Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
Resting on any outside surface but mostly in leaf litter
Toxicity:
May cause mild illness in humans
Nyssus albopunctatus
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Nyssus albopunctatus is relatively easy to identify because of its uniform pattern of pale dots on a dark body surface. It is a vagrant and can run swiftly.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Nyssus coloripes.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 16 August 2015.