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Genus Anyphaena

Small Spider - Anyphaena Anyphaena celer - female Anyphaenidae? - Anyphaena Thinlegged Wolf Spider - Anyphaena - female Anyphaena fraterna - male Swift Ghost Spider - Anyphaena celer - female Anyphaena pectorosa - female Confirmed Anyphaena fraterna in Massachusetts - Anyphaena fraterna - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Anyphaenidae (Ghost Spiders)
Genus Anyphaena
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
22 species
See Platnick revision(1) for more information.
This genus is widespread in the Nearctic. The ranges provided here are from Platnick 1974(1) and the World Spider Catalog (2):
alachua - FL
aperta - Coastal areas of CA, OR, WA, and BC
arbida - Southeast AZ
autumna - Southeast AZ
californica - CA, OR
catalina - Southeast AZ, Mexico
celer - Eastern USA, southeast Canada
cochise - Southeast AZ
crebrispina - CA, NV
dixiana - AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX, UT
fraterna - NYC west to KS, south to TX and FL Panhandle
gertschi - UT, AZ, southern CA, Baja California
gibboides - UT, southern OR border
hespar - Southeast AZ, Mexico
judicata - AZ to Guatemala
lacka - Southern TX
maculata - Long Island (NYC) west to MO, south to GA and LA
marginalis - AZ, NM, CO, Mexico
pacifica - Western USA & Canada
pectorosa - Eastern USA, Canada
rita - AZ, Mexico
Works Cited
1.The spider family Anyphaenidae in America north of Mexico
N. Platnick. 1974. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 146 (4): 205-266.
2.World Spider Catalog