Family Anyphaenidae

Tube spiders, phantom or ghost spiders, buzzing spider

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Anyphaena accentuata

Most spiders of this genus live in the continent America, South-Africa and South-Australia. 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, there fore its name "buzzing spider".


Anyphaena accentuata Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata male Anyphaena accentuata male
Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata male Anyphaena accentuata guarding her young
Photo Hans Jonkman
Anyphaena accentuata
Anyphaena accentuata Picture Hans Jonkman  

Anyphaena accentuata

Anyphaena accentuata

Anyphaena accentuata male

Anyphaena accentuata male

 

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Ed Nieuwenhuys, 10 October 2020
5 june 2020, 29 december 2019,1 February 2014, 7 august 2011, December 21, 2008, November 21, 1998