Wishbone Spiders

Wishbone Spiders – Anamidae

Spiders in the group are burrowing species the create tunnels under the ground often with a ‘y’ shaped construction. The spiders use one shaft to hunt from and the secondary shaft as an escape route. They are nocturnal and may be seen at the entrance to their burrows at night. They have large fangs and can ambush and overpower a wide variety of invertebrate prey from their burrows. Some species in this family are particularly common throughout Australia’s dry inland regions.

Example Australian species

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