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)
Synonyms

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).

References[edit]

  • 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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