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Genus Hibana

Florida arachnid - Hibana Hibana gracilis - male spider - Hibana gracilis Ghost Spider - Hibana - female Unknown spider - Hibana garden ghost spider? - Hibana Hibana sp. - Hibana Hibana? - Hibana incursa
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

Most Hibana species were formerly in Aysha.
Explanation of Names
Erected in 1991 by Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Seven species in our region.(1)
H. arunda
H. banksi - said to be similar to H. gracilis(2)
H. cambridgei (See example here.)
In this genus, the tracheal spiracle is much closer to the epigastric furrow than it is to the spinnerets. In other members of this family, the tracheal spiracle is roughly half way between the epigastric furrow and the spinnerets. (3)

Note position of tracheal spiracle in Hibana (left) and Anyphaena (right).
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)
Internet References
(1) - Article: Beneficial Nocturnal Insects Help Combat Pests in Texas by Alfredo Flores.
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.