Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Detail
In synonymy:
Allepeira Banks, 1932 = Mecynogea Simon, 1903 (Levi, 1968a: 322)
Gen. Mecynogea Simon, 1903 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01513] Detail
N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Allepeira Banks, 1932 by Levi, 1968a: 322.
Transferred to other genera:
Mecynogea carvalhoi Mello-Leitão, 1944 -- see Argiope
Mecynogea guianensis Mello-Leitão, 1948 -- see Manogea
Mecynogea guyanensis (Keyserling, 1881) -- see Manogea
In synonymy:
Mecynogea affinitata (Kraus, 1955) = Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1980a: 14).
Mecynogea basilica (McCook, 1878) = Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Archer, 1940: 24, sub Allepeira conferta).
Mecynogea bimucronata (Mello-Leitão, 1936, T from Gea) = Mecynogea erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 224).
Mecynogea bituberculata (Mello-Leitão, 1939, T from Mangora) = Mecynogea erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 225).
Mecynogea chavona Levi, 1997 = Mecynogea infelix (Soares & Camargo, 1948) (Martins & Santos, 2018: 425).
Mecynogea conferta (Hentz, 1850) = Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 93, sub Allepeira).
Mecynogea trivittata (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889) = Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1997: 228).
Mecynogea tucumana Simon, 1903 = Mecynogea erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 224).
Mecynogea wiedenmeyeri (Schenkel, 1953, T from Gea) = Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1997: 228).
Mecynogea apatzingan Levi, 1997 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016393]
Mecynogea apatzingan Levi, 1997: 232, f. 67-72 (Dmf).
Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903 * | m f | Brazil, Uruguay     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016394]
Mecynogea bigibba Simon, 1903d: 25 (Df).
Mecynogea bigibba Levi, 1997: 222, f. 1-25 (f, Dm, S of M. infelix, rejected by Martins & Santos, 2018: 424).
Mecynogea buique Levi, 1997 | m f | Brazil     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016395]
Mecynogea buique Levi, 1997: 229, f. 55-58 (Df).
Mecynogea buique Martins & Santos, 2018: 433, f. 9A-D, 10A-B, 11A-C, 12A-D, 13A-D, 14B (Dmf).
Mecynogea erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) | m f | Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016397]
Zilla erythromela Holmberg, 1876: 15 (Df).
Mecynogea tucumana Simon, 1903d: 25 (Df).
Mecynogea erythromela Mello-Leitão, 1933b: 33.
Gea bimucronata Mello-Leitão, 1936d: 125, pl. 14 (Df).
Mangora bituberculata Mello-Leitão, 1939e: 63, f. 34-37 (Dmf).
Mecynogea tucumana Mello-Leitão, 1941d: 145, f. 41-43 (f, Dm).
Mecynogea erythromela Levi, 1997: 224, f. 26-33 (removed f from S of Alpaida leucogramma, contra Mello-Leitão, 1944b: 321, sub Parepeira albostriata, Sm).
Mecynogea infelix (Soares & Camargo, 1948) | m f | Colombia, Brazil     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:050272]
Wixia infelix Soares & Camargo, 1948a: 378, f. 35 (Df).
Mecynogea infelix Levi, 1993b: 56 (Tf from Wixia).
Mecynogea chavona Levi, 1997: 230, f. 65-66 (Dm) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016396].
Mecynogea bigibba Levi, 1997: 222, f. 10-14 (in part, some f, misident. per Martins & Santos, 2018: 425).
Mecynogea lemniscata Levi, 1997: 227, f. 46-48 (in part, some f, misident. per Martins & Santos, 2018: 425).
Mecynogea infelix Martins & Santos, 2018: 424, f. 1A-D, 2A-C, 3A-B, 4A-E, 5A-D, 6A-H, 7A-F, 8A-D, 14A (mf, removed from S of M. bigibba, contra Levi, 1997: 222; S of M. chavona).
Mecynogea lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) | m f | USA to Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016398]
Linyphia lemniscata Walckenaer, 1841: 263 (Df).
Linyphia conferta Hentz, 1850: 30, pl. 4, f. 7 (Df).
Epeira basilica McCook, 1878a: 133, f. 1-3 (Df).
Argiope trivittata O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889d: 51, pl. 4, f. 5-6 (Dmf).
Argiope basilica Marx, 1890: 541.
Hentzia basilica McCook, 1894: 244, pl. 14, f. 2, pl. 23, f. 8 (f).
Cyrtophora basilica Simon, 1895a: 771.
Hentzia trivittata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1904: 523, pl. 51, f. 12-13 (mf).
Allepeira basilica Banks, Newport & Bird, 1932: 23.
Allepeira conferta Archer, 1940: 24 (Tf from Linyphia, S).
Allepeira lemniscata Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 93 (Tf from Linyphia, S).
Allepeira lemniscata Exline, 1949: 311, f. 1-13 (mf).
Gea wiedenmeyeri Schenkel, 1953a: 17, f. 15a-b (Df).
Allepeira affinitata Kraus, 1955b: 26, f. 54-56 (Dmf).
Allepeira lemniscata Wiehle, 1967b: 195, f. 53 (f).
Mecynogea lemniscata Levi, 1980a: 13, f. 1-15 (mf, S).
Mecynogea affinitata Brignoli, 1983c: 274.
Mecynogea lemniscata Roth, 1985: B6-4, f. 19-20, 78-79 (mf).
Mecynogea lemniscata Breene et al., 1993: 105, f. 158A-C (mf).
Mecynogea lemniscata Levi, 1997: 228, f. 40-54 (mf, S).
Mecynogea lemniscata Levi, 2002: 553, f. 239-240 (m).
Mecynogea lemniscata Martins & Santos, 2018: 440, f. 14C-D (m).
Mecynogea martiana (Archer, 1958) | m f | Cuba, Hispaniola     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016399]
Allepeira martiana Archer, 1958: 6, f. 12-13, 26 (Dmf).
Mecynogea martiana Brignoli, 1983c: 274.
Mecynogea martiana Levi, 1997: 232, f. 73-78 (mf).
Mecynogea ocosingo Levi, 1997 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016400]
Mecynogea ocosingo Levi, 1997: 230, f. 59-64 (Dmf).
Mecynogea sucre Levi, 1997 | m f | Venezuela, Brazil     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016401]
Mecynogea sucre Levi, 1997: 228, f. 34-39 (Dmf).
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