Ghost spider in silken retreat

Pretty sure this is Hibana gracilis, a garden ghost spider. Some ghost spiders eat insect eggs, others slice open leaves to extract leaf miners. I’m not sure what this one does other than it does it during the day, unlike most in the family (Anyphaenidae).

Colin Purrington Photography: Spiders and ticks &emdash; Garden ghost spider (Hibana gracilis) under web on leaf

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