Anyphaena sp ?

Anyphaena sp ?

Observation - Anyphaena sp ? - UK and Ireland. Description: Body shape similar to Anyphaena accentuata but abdomen markings appear different. Possible Anyphaena species ? Observed on stones and vegetation close to small garden wildlife pond. Body size including legs approx 14mm. Behaviour observed: on bei

Body shape similar to Anyphaena accentuata but abdomen markings appear different. Possible Anyphaena species ?

Observed on stones and vegetation close to small garden wildlife pond.

Body size including legs approx 14mm.

Behaviour observed: on being approached by another spider, spider 1 turns to face spider 2 then raises right palp then lowers it. Then lifts left palp. With palp still raised vibrates both palps and abdomen. Spider 2 either responds by waving forelegs and palps. Video available.