Family Anyphaenidae

Tube spiders, phantom or ghost spiders, buzzing spider

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Anyphaena accentuata

Most spiders of this genus live in America. Only one species occurs in NW-Europe. The spider is distinctively marked and resembles a wolf spider.
The spider lives between the leaves of trees and bushes. The females attach their egg sac to a curled leaf and remains on guard in a flimsy silk cell.
The spider's size varies between 4 and 8 mm.
The male spiders drums with its abdomen on a leaf to attract the female spider. This makes a buzzing sound, therefore it name "buzzing spider"


Anyphaena accentuata Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata male Anyphaena accentuata male
Anyphaena accentuata Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata male Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata Picture Hans Jonkman  

Anyphaena accentuata

Anyphaena accentuata

Anyphaena accentuata male

Anyphaena accentuata

 

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Ed Nieuwenhuys, 1 February 2014
7 august 2011, December 21, 2008, November 21, 1998