Hibana velox

Picture ID 97879

Picture of Hibana velox - Male - Dorsal,Webs

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I think it might be a yellow sac spider but my mom doesn’t think so

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  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 2, 2020
  • Spider: Hibana velox
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  • Location: Cypress, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
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Well it sure looks like a yellow sac spider to me! These guys are super venomous but they aren’t aggressive towards humans. It looks like he’s on a car or something? Just catch him in a jar and release him into some plants.


They might look different to you and your mom because there are two different common species of Cheiracanthum yellow sac spiders. One lives in human buildings and the other is mostly outdoors. The outdoors one, Cheiracanthum inclusum looks longer and darker to me, like the one in your photo. Scientifically they aren’t considered two species that can accurately identified from each other by regular sight. Since this site works on a regular vision and location info basis – no microscopes or dissection unless that info is provided- we do our best with what we have and sometimes we notice there… Read more »


*Itsy Bitsy* could we add this to our reference gallery for the sac web attribute? allyraeloyd, nice job on the photo. You got the “sac” web that the spiders are named for in the photo.


This is a Ghost Spider, cf. Hibana velox.


Note long spines on leg IV.


Thanks, I see the difference, that’s a helpful hint.

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