Anyphaenidae
(Ghost Spiders)

The spider family Anyphaenidae, commonly known as Ghost Spiders, have been sighted 81 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Anyphaenidae includes 5 countries and 20 states in the United States. Anyphaenidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Anyphaenidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Ghost Spiders

Other Common Names

Anyphaenid Sac Spiders

Author

Philipp Bertkau

Sightings Overview

There have been 81 confirmed sightings of Anyphaenidae (Ghost Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 11, 2019 by Spider ID member lahippie7. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 81 sightings because of certain Anyphaenidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 7% of the time, Anyphaenidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 81)
  • Sex:¬†2 female and 31 male.
  • Environment:¬†Anyphaenidae has been sighted 32 times outdoors, and 51 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (23). Low foliage (1). High foliage (5). Ground layer (1). Forest (2).

Location and Range

Anyphaenidae (Ghost Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, Norway, United Kingdom, United States.

Anyphaenidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia.

Seasonality

Anyphaenidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 4
  • February: 7
  • March: 6
  • April: 21
  • May: 25
  • June: 6
  • July: 2
  • August: 1
  • September: 2
  • October: 3
  • November: 1
  • December: 3


Genus: Anyphaena

Genus: Hibana

Genus: Wulfila


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