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Genus Hibana

Hibana gracilis - male Hibana gracilis - male Spider - Hibana gracilis - female Spider - Hibana Spider  - Hibana - female spider - Hibana gracilis Clubionidae - Hibana - female Spider - Hibana gracilis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Anyphaenidae (Ghost Spiders)
Genus Hibana
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1991 by Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Six species in our region.(1)
H. arunda
H. cambridgei (See example here.)
This genus can be identified, at least with collected specimens, by the anterior placement of the tracheal spiracle:

H. arunda - Southern Texas and Mexico(1)(2)
H. cambridgei (See example here.) - South central states from Alabama to western Texas, south to central Mexico.(2)
H. futilis (See example here.) - Northern west to eastern Texas, south to Costa Rica.(2)
H. gracilis - New England west to Wisconsin and Iowa, south to Florida and eastern Texas.(2)
H. incursa - California west to Utah, south to southern Mexico.(2)
H. velox (see: "dark orange carapace wide eyes - SE") - North Carolina west to Arkansas, south to east Texas and Florida, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Bermuda.(2)
Hibana futilis are important nocturnal predators of cotton pests.(1)
Print References
The spider family Anyphaenidae in America north of Mexico
By N. Platnick
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 146 (4): 205-266, 1974(2)
Internet References
(1) - Article: Beneficial Nocturnal Insects Help Combat Pests in Texas by Alfredo Flores.

World Spider Catalog (2014). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 15.5, accessed on 12/5/2014
Works Cited
1.World Spider Catalog
2.The spider family Anyphaenidae in America north of Mexico
N. Platnick. 1974. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 146 (4): 205-266.