Family: Araneidae Clerck,1757 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0102] Detail
Gen. Metepeira F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01517] Detail
Transferred to other genera:
Metepeira andamanensis Tikader, 1977 -- see Nephilengys
Metepeira arabesca Mello-Leitão, 1947 -- see Araneus
Metepeira aurantiifemuris Mello-Leitão, 1942 -- see Araneus
Metepeira chilensis (Nicolet, 1849) -- see Molinaranea
Metepeira citrinella (Roewer, 1942) -- see Alpaida
Metepeira delineata Mello-Leitão, 1943 -- see Araneus
Metepeira dubitata Soares & Camargo, 1948 -- see Dubiepeira
Metepeira lathyrina (Holmberg, 1875) -- see Araneus
Metepeira taperae Mello-Leitão, 1937 -- see Araneus
Metepeira uniformis (Keyserling, 1879) -- see Araneus
Metepeira vittata Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1948 -- see Aculepeira
Metepeira wiedenmeyeri Schenkel, 1953 -- see Alpaida
Metepeira workmani (Keyserling, 1884) -- see Araneus
In synonymy:
Metepeira acostai Archer, 1958 = Metepeira triangularis (Franganillo, 1930) (Piel, 2001: 63).
Metepeira bani Archer, 1965 = Metepeira triangularis (Franganillo, 1930) (Piel, 2001: 63).
Metepeira dakota Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Levi, 1977b: 212, sub M. grandiosa alpina).
Metepeira dominicana Archer, 1965 = Metepeira vigilax (Keyserling, 1893) (Piel, 2001: 30).
Metepeira douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 = Metepeira spinipes F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 (Levi, 1977b: 198).
Metepeira ensenada Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira ventura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 204).
Metepeira grandiosa alpina Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Dondale et al., 2003: 324).
Metepeira grinnelli (Coolidge, 1910) = Metepeira spinipes F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 (Piel, 2001: 34).
Metepeira inerma Bryant, 1945 = Metepeira datona Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 208).
Metepeira josepha Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira crassipes Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 202).
Metepeira keyserlingi (Roewer, 1942, T from Araneus) = Metepeira labyrinthea (Hentz, 1847) (Levi, 1977b: 196).
Metepeira latigyna Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
Metepeira nanella Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira foxi Gertsch & Ivie, 1936 (Levi, 1977b: 210).
Metepeira palomara Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Levi, 1977b: 210).
Metepeira perezi Archer, 1965 = Metepeira compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
Metepeira salei (Keyserling, 1864) = Metepeira incrassata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 (Piel, 2001: 68, N.B.: older name suppressed for lack of usage).
Metepeira santa (Chamberlin, 1916) = Metepeira glomerabilis (Keyserling, 1892) (Piel, 2001: 28).
Metepeira seditiosa (Keyserling, 1893) = Metepeira gressa (Keyserling, 1892) (Piel, 2001: 54).
Metepeira vaurieorum Archer, 1965 = Metepeira compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
Metepeira virginensis Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = Metepeira compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
Metepeira arizonica Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016495]
Metepeira arizonica Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 69, f. 182-187 (Dmf).
Metepeira arizonica Levi, 1977b: 200, f. 12-13, 39-46 (mf).
Metepeira arizonica Piel, 2001: 66, f. 206-212 (mf).
Metepeira atascadero Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:040940]
Metepeira atascadero Piel, 2001: 67, f. 214-221 (Dmf).
Metepeira bengryi (Archer, 1958) | f | Jamaica     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016497]
Singa bengryi Archer, 1958: 18, f. 38 (Df).
Metepeira bengryi Levi, 1972a: 230 (Tf from Singa).
Metepeira brunneiceps Caporiacco, 1954 | f | French Guiana     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016498]
Metepeira beunneiceps Caporiacco, 1954: 102, f. 23, 23a (Df, lapsus).
Metepeira cajabamba Piel, 2001 | m f | Ecuador, Peru     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037675]
Metepeira cajabamba Piel, 2001: 26, f. 38-45 (Dmf).
Metepeira calamuchita Piel, 2001 | m f | Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037676]
Metepeira calamuchita Piel, 2001: 42, f. 100-107 (Dmf).
Metepeira celestun Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037677]
Metepeira celestun Piel, 2001: 74, f. 243-249 (Dmf).
Metepeira chilapae Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016499]
Metepeira chilapae Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936a: 45, pl. 13, f. 119-121 (Dm).
Metepeira chilapae Piel, 2001: 78, f. 264-270 (m, Df).
Metepeira comanche Levi, 1977 | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016500]
Metepeira comanche Levi, 1977b: 204, f. 61-69 (Dmf).
Metepeira comanche Piel, 2001: 62, f. 185-191 (mf).
Metepeira compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) | m f | Puerto Rico to Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016501]
Araneus compsa Chamberlin, 1916: 252, pl. 19, f. 6 (Df).
Metepeira virginensis Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 70, f. 188-190 (Dmf).
Metepeira latigyna Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 70, f. 191-192 (Df).
Metepeira compsa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 193-195 (Tf from Araneus, Dm).
Metepeira perezi Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 14, 16 (Dmf).
Metepeira vaurieorum Archer, 1965b: 133, f. 15, 19 (Dmf).
Metepeira vaurieorum Lopez, 1993: 10, f. 11 (m).
Metepeira compsa Piel, 2001: 48, f. 5, 129-140 (mf, S).
Metepeira crassipes Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016502]
Metepeira crassipes Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 66, f. 171-173 (Dmf).
Metepeira josepha Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 64, f. 165 (Df).
Metepeira crassipes Levi, 1977b: 202, f. 47-52 (mf, S).
Metepeira crassipes Piel, 2001: 77, f. 2, 257-263 (mf).
Metepeira datona Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | m f | USA, Greater Antilles     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016503]
Metepeira datona Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 68, f. 196 (Df).
Metepeira inerma Bryant, 1945a: 378, f. 20 (Df).
Metepeira datona Levi, 1977b: 208, f. 78-86 (f, Dm, S).
Metepeira datona Piel, 2001: 20, f. 7-13 (mf).
Metepeira desenderi Baert, 1987 | m f | Ecuador (Galapagos Is.)     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016504]
Metepeira desenderi Baert, 1987b: 145, f. 16-21 (Dmf).
Metepeira desenderi Piel, 2001: 21, f. 15-21 (mf).
Metepeira foxi Gertsch & Ivie, 1936 | m f | USA, Canada     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016506]
Metepeira foxi Gertsch & Ivie, 1936: 20, f. 42-44 (Dmf).
Metepeira foxi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 197-198 (m).
Metepeira nanella Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 199 (Df).
Metepeira foxi Levi, 1977b: 210, f. 87-96 (mf, S).
Metepeira foxi Dondale et al., 2003: 320, f. 749-757 (mf).
Metepeira galatheae (Thorell, 1891) | m f | Chile, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016507]
Epeira galatheae Thorell, 1891: 53 (Df).
Metepeira galatheae Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tf from Araneus).
Metepeira galatheae Piel, 2001: 43, f. 110-120 (f, Dm).
Metepeira glomerabilis (Keyserling, 1892) | m f | Colombia to Paraguay, Brazil     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016437]
Epeira glomerabilis Keyserling, 1892: 154, pl. 8. f. 113 (Dmf).
Araneus glomerabilis Petrunkevitch, 1911: 294.
Aranea santa Chamberlin, 1916: 254, pl. 19, f. 10 (Df).
Metepeira santa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67 (Tf from Araneus).
Metepeira glomerabilis Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 68, f. 181 (Tmf from Araneus).
Metazygia glomerabilis Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tmf from Metepeira).
Metepeira glomerabilis Piel, 2001: 28, f. 46-52 (Tmf from Metazygia, S).
Metepeira gosoga Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935 | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016508]
Metepeira gosoga Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935b: 21, pl. 10, f. 82-83 (Df).
Metepeira gosoga Levi, 1977b: 209, f. 28-36 (f, Dm).
Metepeira gosoga Piel, 2001: 59, f. 171-177 (mf).
Metepeira grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 | m f | North America     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016509]
Metepeira grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 17, f. 24-26 (Df).
Metepeira palomara Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 72, f. 200-204 (Dmf).
Metepeira dakota Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 73, f. 205-207 (Dmf).
Metepeira alpina Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 74 (Df).
Metepeira grandiosa Levi, 1977b: 210, f. 112-116 (m, Sf).
Metepeira grandiosa alpina Levi, 1977b: 212, f. 99-100, 106-111 (f reduced to subspecies, Sm).
Metepeira grandiosa Piel, 2001: 23, f. 22-28 (mf).
Metepeira grandiosa alpina Piel, 2001: 24, f. 29-35 (mf).
Metepeira grandiosa Dondale et al., 2003: 324, f. 765-772 (mf, S).
Metepeira gressa (Keyserling, 1892) | m f | Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016512]
Epeira gressa Keyserling, 1892: 166, pl. 8, f. 123 (Df).
Epeira seditiosa Keyserling, 1893: 212, pl. 10, f. 157 (Dm).
Araneus gressus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 295.
Araneus seditiosus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 314.
Eustala seditosa Mello-Leitão, 1943a: 179 (Tm from Araneus).
Metazygia gressa Mello-Leitão, 1943a: 187 (Tf from Araneus).
Metepeira gressa Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tf from Metazygia).
Metepeira seditiosa Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tm from Eustala).
Metepeira gressa Piel, 2001: 54, f. 149-156 (f, Sm).
Metepeira inca Piel, 2001 | m f | Peru     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037678]
Metepeira inca Piel, 2001: 58, f. 164-170 (Dmf).
Metepeira incrassata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016514]
Epeira salei Keyserling, 1864: 93, pl. 4, f. 10-11 (Df; N.B.: suppressed by Piel, 2001: 68 for lack of usage).
Epeira salei Keyserling, 1892: 196, pl. 9, f. 145 (f).
Metepeira incrassata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903a: 460, pl. 43, f. 11 (Df).
Aranea sallei F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1904: 519.
Araneus salei Petrunkevitch, 1911: 314.
Metepeira salei Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tf from Araneus).
Metepeira incrassata Piel, 2001: 68, f. 222-228 (f, Dm, S).
Metepeira jamaicensis Archer, 1958 | m f | Hispaniola, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Is.     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037679]
Metepeira jamaicensis Archer, 1958: 16, f. 33 (Df).
Metepeira jamaicensis Piel, 2001: 86, f. 293-299 (removed f from S of M. minima, contra Levi, 1977b: 206, Dm).
Metepeira karkii (Tullgren, 1901) | m f | Chile, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:038314]
Araneus karkii Tullgren, 1901b: 219, pl. 17, f. 4 (Df).
Metepeira karkii Piel, 2001: 46, f. 121-128 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Dm).
Metepeira labyrinthea (Hentz, 1847) | m f | North America     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016515]
Epeira labyrinthea Hentz, 1847: 471, pl. 31, f. 3 (Df).
Epeira crucifera Keyserling, 1864: 132, pl. 6, f. 11-12 (Df; preoccupied by Lucas, 1835).
Epeira solitudinis Holmberg, 1881b: 122, pl. 3, f. 2 (Df).
Epeira labyrinthea Emerton, 1884: 314, pl. 34, f. 8, pl. 36, f. 11 (f, Dm).
Epeira labyrinthea Keyserling, 1893: 215, pl. 10, f. 160 (mf).
Epeira labyrinthea McCook, 1894: 171, pl. 7, f. 10-12 (mf).
Epeira labyrinthea Emerton, 1902: 174, f. 408-410 (f).
Metepeira labyrinthea F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903a: 458, pl. 43, f. 6-7 (mf).
Araneus labyrintheus Simon, 1904e: 95.
Araneus cruciferus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 287.
Araneus solitudinis Petrunkevitch, 1911: 317.
Metepeira labyrinthea Chamberlin, 1924b: 648, f. 91-92.
Metepeira labyrinthea Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 319, f. 194-196 (mf).
Metepeira labyrinthea Franganillo, 1936c: 75 (S).
Metepeira labyrinthea Comstock, 1940: 476, f. 476 (m).
Metepeira labyrinthea Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 63, f. 161-164 (mf).
Aranea keyserlingi Roewer, 1942a: 861 (replacement name for Epeira crucifera).
Metepeira labyrinthea Muma, 1943: 95, pl. XIV, f. 1 (f).
Metepeira labyrinthea Kaston, 1948: 226, f. 704, 724 (m).
Araneus labyrintheus Bücherl, 1959: 295, f. 19-21 (f).
Metepeira labyrinthea Levi, 1977b: 196, f. 1-11, 14-20 (mf, S).
Metepeira labyrinthea Coddington, 1990: 14, f. 63 (m).
Metepeira labyrinthea Piel, 2001: 7, f. 6 (m).
Metepeira labyrinthea Levi, 2002: 543, f. 120-122, 196 (mf).
Metepeira labyrinthea Dondale et al., 2003: 317, f. 740-748 (mf).
Metepeira labyrinthea Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011: 847, f. 134C (f).
Metepeira lacandon Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037680]
Metepeira lacandon Piel, 2001: 37, f. 76-83 (Dmf).
Metepeira lima Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | f | Peru     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016517]
Metepeira lima Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 180 (Df).
Metepeira maya Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico to Costa Rica     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037681]
Metepeira maya Piel, 2001: 56, f. 157-163 (Dmf).
Metepeira minima Gertsch, 1936 | m f | USA to Honduras     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016518]
Metepeira minima Gertsch, 1936a: 10, f. 31 (Dm).
Metepeira minima Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 174 (Df).
Metepeira minima Levi, 1977b: 206, f. 70-77 (mf, S now rejected).
Metepeira minima Piel, 2001: 82, f. 278-285 (mf).
Metepeira nigriventris (Taczanowski, 1878) | m f | Peru, Bolivia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016519]
Epeira nigriventris Taczanowski, 1878b: 151, pl. 1, f. 6 (Dmf).
Epeira nigriventris Keyserling, 1893: 217, pl. 10, f. 161 (mf).
Araneus nigriventris Petrunkevitch, 1911: 306.
Metepeira nigriventris Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 74, f. 211-214 (Tmf from Araneus).
Metepeira nigriventris Piel, 2001: 38, f. 84-91 (mf).
Metepeira olmec Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico to Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037682]
Metepeira olmec Piel, 2001: 60, f. 178-184 (Dmf).
Metepeira pacifica Piel, 2001 | m f | Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037683]
Metepeira pacifica Piel, 2001: 84, f. 286-292 (Dmf).
Metepeira palustris Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | m f | USA, Canada     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016511]
Metepeira palustris Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 73, f. 208-210 (Dmf).
Metepeira grandiosa palustris Levi, 1977b: 212, f. 97-98, 101-105 (mf, reduced to subspecies).
Metepeira palustris Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 48, f. 338-340 (mf).
Metepeira palustris Dondale et al., 2003: 322, f. 758-764 (mf, elevated to species).
Metepeira petatlan Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037684]
Metepeira petatlan Piel, 2001: 80, f. 271-277 (Dmf).
Metepeira pimungan Piel, 2001 | m f | USA     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037685]
Metepeira pimungan Piel, 2001: 62, f. 192-198 (Dmf).
Metepeira rectangula (Nicolet, 1849) | m f | Chile, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037398]
Epeira rectangula Nicolet, 1849: 500 (Df).
Metepeira rectangula Piel, 2001: 32, f. 60-66 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Dm).
Metepeira revillagigedo Piel, 2001 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037686]
Metepeira revillagigedo Piel, 2001: 73, f. 236-242 (Dmf).
Metepeira roraima Piel, 2001 | m f | Colombia, Brazil, Guyana     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037687]
Metepeira roraima Piel, 2001: 53, f. 141-148 (Dmf).
Metepeira spinipes F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 * | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016524]
Metepeira spinipes F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903a: 459, pl. 43, f. 9-10 (Dmf).
Epeira labyrinthea grinnelli Coolidge, 1910: 281 (Df).
Araneus spinipes Petrunkevitch, 1911: 317.
Metepeira douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 18, f. 21-23 (Df).
Metepeira douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 66, f. 169-170 (Dm).
Metepeira grinnelli Levi, 1977b: 198, f. 21-27, 37-38 (elevated f from subspecies, Sm).
Metepeira spinipes Piel, 2001: 34, f. 67-75 (mf, S).
Metepeira tarapaca Piel, 2001 | m f | Peru, Chile     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037688]
Metepeira tarapaca Piel, 2001: 40, f. 3, 92-99 (Dmf).
Metepeira triangularis (Franganillo, 1930) | m f | Cuba, Hispaniola     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:037399]
Mangora triangularis Franganillo, 1930: 21, f. 7 (Df).
Metepeira labyrinthea Franganillo, 1936c: 75 (S, rejected).
Metepeira acostai Archer, 1958: 15, f. 36 (Df).
Metepeira triangularis Archer, 1958: 15, f. 37 (f).
Metepeira bani Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 11, 13, 17 (Dmf).
Metepeira triangularis Piel, 2001: 63, f. 199-205 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Sm).
Metepeira uncata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903 | m f | Guatemala to Costa Rica     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016525]
Metepeira uncata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903a: 459, pl. 43, f. 8 (Dm).
Metepeira uncata Piel, 2001: 76, f. 250-256 (m, Df).
Metepeira ventura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | m f | USA, Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016527]
Metepeira ventura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 175-179 (Dmf).
Metepeira ensenada Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 65, f. 166-168 (Dm).
Metepeira ventura Levi, 1977b: 204, f. 53-60 (mf, S).
Metepeira ventura Piel, 2001: 71, f. 229-235 (mf).
Metepeira vigilax (Keyserling, 1893) | m f | Hispaniola, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016528]
Epeira vigilax Keyserling, 1893: 211, pl. 10, f. 156 (Dm).
Araneus vigilax Petrunkevitch, 1911: 324.
Metepeira dominicana Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 12, 18 (Df).
Metepeira vigilax Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tm from Araneus).
Metepeira vigilax Piel, 2001: 30, f. 53-59 (m, Sf).
Metepeira ypsilonota Mello-Leitão, 1940 | f | Brazil     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:016530]
Metepeira ypsilonota Mello-Leitão, 1940d: 205 (Df).
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