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Genus Hibana

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Anyphaenidae (Ghost Spiders)
Genus Hibana
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erected in 1991 by Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Most Hibana species were formerly in Aysha.
Seven species in our region.(1)
H. arunda
H. banksi - said to be similar to H. gracilis(2)
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)(3)
H. banksi - Type specimens (immature) from Palo Alto, CA
H. cambridgei (See example here.) - South central states from Alabama to western Texas, south to central Mexico.(3)
H. futilis (See example here.) - Along the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle to eastern Texas (within Texas, the range expands north to northeast Texas), south to Costa Rica.(3)
H. gracilis - New England west to Wisconsin, Iowa, and Kansas; south to Florida and eastern Texas.(3)
H. incursa - California east to Utah, south to southern Mexico.(3)
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.(3)
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(3)
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.Some Arachnida from California
Banks, N. 1904. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (3) 3: 331-377.
3.The spider family Anyphaenidae in America north of Mexico
N. Platnick. 1974. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 146 (4): 205-266.