Anahita

Anahita is a small genus under the wandering spider family. As per April 2019 records, the genus has about 20 species, mostly distributed around Asia and Africa.

Anahita Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Anahita aculeataAnahita blandiniAnahita centralis
Anahita concrassataAnahita concreataAnahita concussor
Anahita denticulataAnahita faradjensisAnahita fauna
Anahita feaeAnahita jianfengensisAnahita jinsi
Anahita jucundaAnahita lineataAnahita lycosina
Anahita mammaAnahita maolanAnahita nathani
Anahita pallidaAnahita popaAnahita punctata
Anahita punctulataAnahita pygmaeaAnahita samplexa
Anahita similisAnahita smythiesiAnahita syriaca
Anahita wuyiensisAnahita zoroides 

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are reportedly 0.25-0.39 inches (0.63-0.99 cm) in length and male spiders are 0.23- 0.29 inches (0.58- 0.73 cm).

Scientific Classification

Color: More or less, all species under the genus exhibit a pale version of tan and brown.

Other Characteristic Features: Some species might have black or darker patterns on their legs and abdomens.

Eggs

The small-sized round eggs remain safely protected in a silken sac produced by the females.

Spiderlings

The spiderlings stay for some time with their kin, and finally, upon maturation leave their family to thrive independently.

The Web

Like most other wandering spiders, species of this genus do not build webs but roam about in the ground at night to hunt their prey.

Are Spiders of Anahita Genus Venomous

They bite if provoked, which is not venomous, resulting in minor symptoms like localized pain and swelling.

Quick Facts

DistributionUSA, Burundi, Congo, Ivory Coast, China, Russia, and  Egypt
HabitatForests
DietSmall insects
Lifespan1-2 years

Did You Know

  • German arachnologist, Ferdinand Karsch, described this species in 1879.

Image Source: Upload.wikimedia.org

Anahita is a small genus under the wandering spider family. As per April 2019 records, the genus has about 20 species, mostly distributed around Asia and Africa.

Anahita Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Anahita aculeataAnahita blandiniAnahita centralis
Anahita concrassataAnahita concreataAnahita concussor
Anahita denticulataAnahita faradjensisAnahita fauna
Anahita feaeAnahita jianfengensisAnahita jinsi
Anahita jucundaAnahita lineataAnahita lycosina
Anahita mammaAnahita maolanAnahita nathani
Anahita pallidaAnahita popaAnahita punctata
Anahita punctulataAnahita pygmaeaAnahita samplexa
Anahita similisAnahita smythiesiAnahita syriaca
Anahita wuyiensisAnahita zoroides 

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are reportedly 0.25-0.39 inches (0.63-0.99 cm) in length and male spiders are 0.23- 0.29 inches (0.58- 0.73 cm).

Color: More or less, all species under the genus exhibit a pale version of tan and brown.

Other Characteristic Features: Some species might have black or darker patterns on their legs and abdomens.

Eggs

The small-sized round eggs remain safely protected in a silken sac produced by the females.

Spiderlings

The spiderlings stay for some time with their kin, and finally, upon maturation leave their family to thrive independently.

The Web

Like most other wandering spiders, species of this genus do not build webs but roam about in the ground at night to hunt their prey.

Are Spiders of Anahita Genus Venomous

They bite if provoked, which is not venomous, resulting in minor symptoms like localized pain and swelling.

Quick Facts

DistributionUSA, Burundi, Congo, Ivory Coast, China, Russia, and  Egypt
HabitatForests
DietSmall insects
Lifespan1-2 years

Did You Know

  • German arachnologist, Ferdinand Karsch, described this species in 1879.

Image Source: Upload.wikimedia.org

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