2015 Anyphaena accentuata

Spider of the Year 2015

The buzzing spider

Anyphaena accentuata (Walckenaer 1802)

Anyphaena accentuata

Anyphaena accentuata

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Anyphaena accentuata (Walckenaer 1802) belongs to the family of the tube or phantom spiders (Anyphaenidae). This spider family has a little over 500 species world-wide, eight of which are found in the Mediterranean region, six in Europe and two in central Europe. Phantom spiders are similar to sac spiders, but differ from the latter in the position of the tracheal opening, which in phantom spiders lies in the middle of the underside of the abdomen.

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