Aysha (spider)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Anyphaenidae
Genus: Aysha
Keyserling, 1891[1]
Type species
A. prospera
Keyserling, 1891

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Aysha is a genus of anyphaenid sac spiders first described by Eugen von Keyserling in 1891.[2] They are often called "sac spiders" because of the dwellings that they create for themselves to take shelter in. As is true with most other spiders, the pedipalps of the males are much larger than those of the females. They are found throughout South America up to Panama.[1]


As of April 2019 it contains forty-one species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Aysha Keyserling, 1891". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  2. ^ Keyserling, E. (1891). Die Spinnen Amerikas. Brasilianische Spinnen.