Family: Salticidae Blackwall,1841 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0101] Detail
Gen. Messua Peckham & Peckham, 1896 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03069] Detail
N.B.: removed from the synonymy of Zygoballus Peckham & Peckham, 1885 by Maddison, 1996: 233.
In synonymy:
Messua exornata (Peckham & Peckham, 1909, T from Icius) = Messua limbata (Banks, 1898) (Edwards, 1980: 12, sub Eris).
Messua avicennia Edwards & Baert, 2018 | m f | Ecuador (Galapagos Is.)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:050306]
Messua avicennia Edwards & Baert, 2018: 15, f. 9A-J, 10A-C (Dmf).
Messua centralis (Peckham & Peckham, 1896) | m f | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034597]
Dendryphantes centralis Peckham & Peckham, 1896: 49, pl. 4, f. 5 (Dmf).
Metaphidippus centralis F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 269, pl. 24, f. 14-15 (mf).
Metaphidippus centralis Prószyński, 1971e: 432 (Tmf from Dendryphantes per Roewer).
Messua centralis Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tmf from Metaphidippus).
Messua dentigera (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) | m | Guatemala to Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034598]
Metaphidippus dentiger F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 264, pl. 23, f. 11 (Dm).
Dendryphantes dentiger Petrunkevitch, 1911: 628.
Metaphidippus dentiger Prószyński, 1971e: 432 (Tm from Dendryphantes).
Messua dentiger Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tm from Metaphidippus).
Messua desidiosa Peckham & Peckham, 1896 * | m f | Costa Rica, Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034599]
Messua desidiosa Peckham & Peckham, 1896: 94, pl. 6, f. 9, pl. 7, f. 5 (Df).
Messua desidiosa F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 299, pl. 29, f. 10 (f).
Zygoballus desidiosus Simon, 1903a: 865.
Messua desidiosa Maddison, 1996: 233, f. 72, 86-89 (Tf from Zygoballus, figured previously undescribed m).
Messua donalda (Kraus, 1955) | m | El Salvador     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034600]
Dendryphantes donaldus Kraus, 1955b: 70, f. 202-204 (Dm).
Metaphidippus donaldus Prószyński, 1971e: 432 (Tm from Dendryphantes).
Messua donalda Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tm from Metaphidippus).
Messua felix (Peckham & Peckham, 1901) | m f | Mexico, Hawaii     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034634]
Dendryphantes felix Peckham & Peckham, 1901a: 313, pl. 27, f. 6 (Dm).
Metaphidippus felix F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 273.
Metaphidippus felix Prószyński, 1971e: 432 (Tm from Dendryphantes per Roewer).
Messua felix Prószyński, 2002: 239, f. 71-74 (m, figures f, provided no justification for transfer).
Messua felix Prószyński, 2017b: 92, f. 42K (mf, T from Metaphidippus).
Messua latior (Roewer, 1955) | m | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034601]
Metaphidippus latus Chickering, 1946: 304, f. 264-267 (Dm; preoccupied in Dendryphantes by Walckenaer, 1837, sub Attus).
Dendryphantes latior Roewer, 1955c: 1196 (replacement name).
Metaphidippus latus Prószyński, 1971e: 433 (Tm from Dendryphantes per Roewer, sub replaced name).
Messua lata Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tm from Metaphidippus, sub replaced name).
Messua laxa (Chickering, 1946) | m f | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034602]
Metaphidippus laxus Chickering, 1946: 306, f. 268-271 (Dmf).
Metaphidippus laxus Prószyński, 1971e: 433 (Tmf from Dendryphantes per Roewer).
Messua laxa Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tmf from Metaphidippus).
Messua limbata (Banks, 1898) | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034603]
Philaeus limbatus Banks, 1898b: 282, pl. 17, f. 17 (Dm).
Philaeus consimilis Banks, 1898b: 283, pl. 17, f. 13 (Dmf).
Paraphidippus limbatus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 278.
Dendryphantes limbatus Peckham & Peckham, 1901a: 315 (f).
Dendryphantes limbatus Peckham & Peckham, 1909: 458, pl. 37, f. 3 (mf).
Icius exornatus Peckham & Peckham, 1909: 505, pl. 41, f. 6 (Df).
Eris limbata Prószyński, 1971e: 402 (Tmf from Dendryphantes).
Eris limbata Edwards, 1980: 12 (S of Icius exornatus).
Messua limbata Maddison, 1996: 233, f. 90, 100 (Tmf from Eris).
Messua moma (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) | f | Guatemala to Guyana     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034604]
Metaphidippus momus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 271, pl. 25, f. 4 (Df).
Dendryphantes momus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 636.
Metaphidippus momus Prószyński, 1971e: 433 (Tf from Dendryphantes).
Messua moma Maddison, 1996: 233 (Tf from Metaphidippus).
Messua octonotata (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) | m f | Central America     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034605]
Metaphidippus octonotatus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 263, pl. 23, f. 8-9 (Dmf).
Dendryphantes octonotatus Banks, 1909a: 221.
Dendryphantes octonotatus Kraus, 1955b: 71, f. 205 (f).
Metaphidippus octonotatus Prószyński, 1971e: 434 (Tmf from Dendryphantes).
Messua octonotata Maddison, 1996: 234, f. 91 (Tmf from Metaphidippus).
Messua pura (Bryant, 1948) | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034606]
Metaphidippus purus Bryant, 1948a: 68, pl. 10, f. 10, 14 (Dmf).
Metaphidippus purus Prószyński, 1971e: 434 (Tmf from Dendryphantes per Roewer).
Messua pura Maddison, 1996: 234 (Tmf from Metaphidippus).
Messua tridentata (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) | m | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:034607]
Metaphidippus tridentatus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901a: 263, pl. 23, f. 7 (Dm).
Dendryphantes tridentatus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 643.
Metaphidippus tridentatus Prószyński, 1971e: 434 (Tm from Dendryphantes).
Messua tridentata Maddison, 1996: 234 (Tm from Metaphidippus).
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