The Ghost Spider (Anyphaena accentuata) is an arachnid (eight-legged invertebrate) in the Anyphaenidae family of spiders.
The Ghost Spider is light-brown to yellowish with darker markings on its abdomen. Its thorax is darker than its abdomen. It legs are darker near is body and become paler toward the tips. It has a pair of antennae.
It measures one centimetres (less than one inch) in length.
It is found in Europe and Central Asia. It prefers to live in habitats with trees, especially conifers and shrubs. It is also found in houses and apartments.
The Ghost Spider is nocturnal, active at night.
The female lays egg sacs that contain eggs. She guards the egg sacs from predators.
Location of photographs: Paris, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM