Anyphaenidae  Bertkau, 1878 / Anyphaena  Sundevall, 1833   6 species

Anyphaena numida  Simon, 1897


Pale yellow to reddish brown, with darker brownish spots on legs, prosoma and opisthosoma. Similar to sabina or accentuata, usually less distinct. Male pedipalp without brushes of stridulating hairs, tibial apophysis straight, with pointed tip.


Epigyne nearly double as long as wide.

Additional information

On the leaves of shrubs and trees, similar to accentuata.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Britain, Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Habita et al., 2022; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| France   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| Morocco   (Habita et al., 2022) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Habita et al., 2022) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Habita A, Benhalima S, Kherbouche-Abrous O, Bosmans R, Brague-Bouragba N, Guezoul O (2022) Distribution of the genus Anyphaena in the Western Mediterranean region, with the first record of Anyphaena alboirrorata in the Maghreb (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 63: 19-23 pdf

Harvey P (2017b) The buzzing spider Anyphaena numida Simon, new to Britain. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 140: 18-20 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 pdf

Urones C, Barrientos J A, Espuny A (1995) El género Anyphaena Sundevall, 1833 (Araneae: Anyphaenidae) el la Península Ibérica. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 19: 109-131 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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