11 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Spider: Anyphaena accentuata

I just found the spider above in my home. Having carefully looked it up in my Collins guide to spiders I have identified it as Anyphaena accentuata (sorry, no English name for this one!).

Apparently Anyphaena is common enough in the leaves of trees and bushes and is easily identified by the markings on the abdomen that are unlike any other British species of spider.

As a side note, notice the large, swollen palps at the front of the spider indicating that this is an adult male, as the palps of female spiders typically look far more like additional legs than possessing this fat “boxing glove” appearance. This is true with most spiders (even tarantulas) so is interesting to look for whenever you see a spider.

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One Response to “Spider: Anyphaena accentuata”

  1. Jason Atkinson 12 April 2010 at 7:51 pm Permalink

    Hi Richard, great site. I noticed you asked a pal of mine up in Shetland how close he got to an Otter in order for him to photograph it. Well take a look at my site http://www.at2h.blogspot.com there you will find plenty of up close and personal shots of Otters including the Bearded Seal that is currently residing with us up here in the far north.
    Cheers
    Jason


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