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Family Anyphaenidae - Ghost Spiders

unknown spider Anyphaenidae? - female spider - Hibana gracilis Spider sp? ghost spider - Anyphaena - female Anyphaena dixiana - angled - Anyphaena dixiana - female Longlegged Sac Spider? - female Bathtub spider. - Hibana incursa - male
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)
Other Common Names
In Europe - Buzzing Spiders
37 species in 6 genera.
Pippuhana (previously in Anyphaena)
3.0-8.5 mm.
"Similar in appearance to sac spiders, and used to be placed in the same family. They differ in that they have two rows of club-shaped hairs on the bottoms of their feet, and their tracheal spiracle is located well in front of the spinnerets, unlike most spiders which have their tracheal opening right in front of the spinnerets."(1)
Print References
The Spider Family Anyphaenidae in America North of Mexico - revision of the family by Dr. Platnick, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 146:205-266 (1974).

Internet References
Above Title online
Works Cited
1.Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Sam Marshall, G. B. Edwards. 2002. World Publications.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.