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Acacesia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Araneomorphae
Infraordo: Araneomorphi
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Araneidae
Subfamilia: Araneinae
Tribus: Mangorini
Genus: Acacesia
Species: A. benigna - A. graciosa - A. hamata - A. tenella - A. villalobosi - A. yacuiensis

Name

Acacesia Simon, 1895

Type species: Epeira foliata Hentz, 1847 [=Acacesia hamata (Hentz, 1847)], by monotypy

References

* Simon, E. 1895. Histoire naturelle des araignées. Paris, 1: 761-1084. [795]
* Levi, H. W. 1976. The orb-weaver genera Verrucosa, Acanthepeira, Wagneriana, Acacesia, Wixia, Scoloderus and Alpaida north of Mexico. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 147: 351-391.
* Glueck, S. 1994. A taxonomic revision of the orb weaver genus Acacesia (Araneae: Araneidae). Psyche, Cambridge 101: 59-84. PDF
* Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

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Acacesia is a genus of orb weaver spiders with a mostly neotropical distribution. Only A. hamata can also be found in the USA.


Description

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.[1]

Behavior

As the other species are only known from museum specimens, only the natural history A. hamata is known in any detail[1].

Relationships

Ocrepeira and Cyclosa are close relatives of this genus.[1]

Species

* Acacesia benigna Glueck, 1994 — Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
* Acacesia cornigera Petrunkevitch, 1925 — Mexico to Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana
* Acacesia graciosa Lise & Braul, 1996 — Brazil
* Acacesia hamata (Hentz, 1847) — USA to Argentina
* Acacesia villalobosi Glueck, 1994 — Brazil
* Acacesia yacuiensis Glueck, 1994 — Brazil, Argentina


Notes

1. ^ a b c Glueck 1994


References

* 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)
* Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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