Arachnids of North Carolina
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Hibana gracilis - Garden ghost spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Anyphaenidae                                                                                 
Comments: Previously known as Clubiona gracilis, Anyphaena rubra, A. g., Aysha striata, and Ay. g.
Species Comment: Adults reported year-round. Active, and often found wandering on foliage. Frequently found in houses.
Identification
Online Description/Photos: Typically yellow or light brown, darker toward the head, with dark brown or blackish chelicerae. Often has two dark stripes extending posteriorly from the PLE and reddish brown spots on the abdomen. BugGuide, Google Images, WikipediaTechnical Description: Platnick, N. I. (1974). The spider family Anyphaenidae in America north of Mexico. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 146: 205-266
Comments: The spiracular furrow of this genus is quite near epigastric furrow: ca. 20% of the distance from the latter to the spinnerets.
Total Length: Females 6.5-8.2mm, males 5.7-6.5mm
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Behavior: Fast, active runners, purportedly owing to a sugar buzz from their consumption of sugars in nectar.
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Photo Gallery for Hibana gracilis - Garden ghost spider

Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Heather Smith, Matt Windsor
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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