Anyphaenidae  Bertkau, 1878 / Anyphaena  Sundevall, 1833   6 species

Anyphaena furva  Miller, 1967


Male palp with robust bristles on femur. Embolus long and S-shaped. Prosoma dark with bright median band. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs brown, coxa and femur bright. Tibia and metatarsus darkly annulated. Opisthosoma dirty white to grey-brown with dark spots, 2 dark spots in the centre, very variable, nearly black animals can also be found.

In his description from 1967, Miller described the embolus as „short, claw-like, slightly bent, black“. Obviously, he saw the basal part only and overlooked the terminal hyaline part (Bauchhenss 2009)

Body length male: 3.8 mm
Body length female: 5.8 mm
Additional information

On rocks and trees in xerothermic habitats

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Distribution comment: Romania: record doubtful (Helsdingen 2010a)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Germany, Czechia, Slovakia
 male  female

Bauchhenss E (2009) Beiträge zur Taxonomie von Anyphaena furva Miller, 1967. Contrib nat Hist 12: 153-159

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Miller F (1967) Studien über die Kopulationsorgane der Spinnengattung Zelotes, Micaria, Robertus und Dipoena nebst Beschreibung einiger neuen oder unvollkommen bekannten Spinnenarten. Acta Sc Nat Brno 1: 251-298

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet:

Ruzicka V (2001) The female of Anyphaena furva Miller (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 12: 46-48

Vidal E, Taberlet J-P (2018) Découverte en France de Anyphaena furva Miller, 1967 (Araneae, Anyphaenidae). Revue Arachnologique 2 5: 9-10 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

10-10-2018 Image insert
06-10-2018 Distribution update Old value
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value