Acacesia Simon, 1895
Type species: Epeira foliata Hentz, 1847 [=Acacesia hamata (Hentz, 1847)], by monotypy
* Simon, E. 1895. Histoire naturelle des araignées. Paris, 1: 761-1084. 
Acacesia is a genus of orb weaver spiders with a mostly neotropical distribution. Only A. hamata can also be found in the USA.
The back of spiders in this genus is marked with a dagger shape, outlined in black and surrounded by a triangular folium. On each side of the dagger there are parallel rows of orange-brown dots. Body length of females ranges from 4.3 to 8 mm, of males from 3.6 to 6.5 mm.
As the other species are only known from museum specimens, only the natural history A. hamata is known in any detail.
Ocrepeira and Cyclosa are close relatives of this genus.
* Acacesia benigna Glueck, 1994 — Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
1. ^ a b c Glueck 1994
* Glueck, Susan (1994): A Taxonomic Revision of the Orb Weaver Genus Acacesia (Araneae: Araneidae). Psyche 101: 59-84. doi:10.1155/1994/34645 (with full-tetxt PDF)
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