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 2021): France, Germany, Czechia, Slovakia
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| 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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Růžička V (2001) The female of Anyphaena furva Miller (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 46-48 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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