2013 Atypus affinis

Spider of the Year 2013

The common purse-web spider

Atypus affinis Eichwald, 1830

Atypus affinis

Atypus affinis

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The common purse-web spider Atypus affinis Eichwald, 1830 belongs to the purse-web spider family (Atypidae). These are the only central European representatives of the tarantula-like spiders (Mygalomorphae); a group characterised by their forward-projecting and parallel (i.e. orthognath) mouthparts.

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