Hibana velox

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Yellow ghost spider
Aysha velox male.jpg
male H. velox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Anyphaenidae
Genus: Hibana
Species: H. velox
Binomial name
Hibana velox
(Becker, 1879)

Anyphaena velox
Anyphaena floridana
Aysha orlandensis
Anyphaena verrilli
Chiracanthium falculum
Anyphaena pallidula
Aysha velox

Hibana velox (formerly also known as Aysha velox) is a common spider of North America. It can be found in foliage and in houses. It is useful in preying on insects like the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Gracillariidae).


  • Becker, L. (1879). Diagnoses de nouvelles aranéides américaines. Ann. Soc. ent. Belg. 22:77-86.
  • Amalin, D.M., Reiskind, J., McSorley, R. & Peña, J. (1999). Survival of the hunting spider, Hibana velox (Araneae, Anyphaenidae), raised on different artificial diets. Journal of Arachnology 27:692-696. PDF
  • Amalin, D.M., Peña, J.E., Yu, S., & McSorley, R. (2000). Selective toxicity of some pesticides to Hibana velox (Araneae: Anyphaenidae), a predator of citrus leafminer. Florida Entomologist 83:254-262.

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