Summary for Anyphaena numida (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Anyphaena numida male Copyright: Esmond Brown
Identification difficulty rating: 5
Name: Anyphaena numida
Authority: Simon, 1897
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Anyphaenidae
IUCN status: NA

Records: 28
First Record: 2017
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 8
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 8

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Anyphaena numida was first recorded in Britain from Gunnersbury, North London in 2017. It has now spread in the London area and to Easthampstead, Berkshire. This species is of Mediterranean origin and has probably been introduced to Britain on imported plants. In continental Europe it has been recorded from Spain, Portugal and France.

Habitat and ecology
As with other members of the genus, A. numida is found on the foliage of shrubs and trees. Records in Britain come from grazing marsh, deciduous woodland and various grasslands. It is an autumn maturing species with adults present from August to January and peak abundance in October and November.

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Anyphaena numida in my kitchen
Anyphaena numida in my kitchen
Anyphaena numida on Garden Shed
Anyphaena numida on Garden Shed
Anyphaena numida fem
Anyphaena numida fem
Anypheana numida
Anypheana numida
Anyphaena numida female
Anyphaena numida female
Anyphaena numida male
Anyphaena numida male
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