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 2023): France, Germany, Czechia, Slovakia
 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.

Czechia   (Růžička & Řezáč, 2022) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Slovakia   (no references) |||

Bauchhenss E (2009) Beiträge zur Taxonomie von Anyphaena furva Miller, 1967. Contributions to Natural History 12: 153-159 pdf

Miller F (1967) Studien über die Kopulationsorgane der Spinnengattung Zelotes, Micaria, Robertus und Dipoena nebst Beschreibung einiger neuen oder unvollkommen bekannten Spinnenarten. Přírodovědné práce ústavů Československé Akademie Věd v Brně (N.S.) 1: 251-298 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Růžička V (2001) The female of Anyphaena furva Miller (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 46-48 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

10-10-2018 Image insert
06-10-2018 Distribution update Detail
21-10-2015 Distribution update Detail