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 male||Anyphaena accentuata male|
|Anyphaena accentuata male||Anyphaena accentuata guarding her young
Photo Hans Jonkman
|Anyphaena accentuata Picture Hans Jonkman|
|Anyphaena accentuata male||
Anyphaena accentuata male
Ed Nieuwenhuys, 10 October 2020
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