Taxon details

Hersilia savignyi Lucas, 1836

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2024-03-20
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka to Philippines
  • External Resources *:
Type deposit provide information
Taxonomic references
Hersilia savignyi Lucas, 1836a: 10, pl. 13, f. 1 (Df).
Hersilia indica Walckenaer, 1837: 372 (misidentified per Baehr & Baehr, 1993b: 29).
Hersilia calcuttensis Stoliczka, 1869: 216, pl. 20, f. 9 (Df) [].
Hersilia savignyi Simon, 1885h: 19, pl. 10, f. 18-19 (Dm).
Hersilia savignyi Simon, 1893a: 414, f. 417, 426 (mf).
Hersilia clathrata Thorell, 1895b: 56 (Df) [].
Hersilia savignyi Pocock, 1900a: 241, f. 82 (f).
Hersilia savignyi Simon, 1901k: 49 (S of Hersilia calcuttensis).
Hersilia savignyi Gravely, 1922: 1050, pl. 5, f. 13.
Hersilia savignyi Benoit, 1974c: 995, f. 1, 4 (f).
Hersilia savignyi Tikader & Biswas, 1981: 47, f. 74-76 (f).
Hersilia savignyi Gajbe, 1993a: 117, f. 1-3 (mf).
Hersilia savignyi Baehr & Baehr, 1993b: 29, f. 5, 22a-f (mf, S of Hersilia clathrata).
Hersilia clathrata Barrion & Litsinger, 1995: 411, f. 246a-k (mf).
Hersilia savignyi Gajbe, 2004b: 135, f. 1-3 (mf).
Hersilia savignyi Gajbe, 2007: 434, f. 26-30 (mf).
Hersilia aadi Pravalikha, Srinivasulu & Srinivasulu, 2014: 5554, images 1a-j, 2, 3a-f, f. 1a-c (Dmf) [].
Hersilia savignyi Caleb et al., 2017a: 396, f. 1-3 (mf, S of Hersilia aadi).
Hersilia savignyi Tyagi et al., 2019: Supplement, f. S2.23, S3.25 (f).
Hersilia savignyi Biswas & Raychaudhuri, 2019a: 17, f. 1a-h (mf).
Hersilia savignyi Caleb, 2020b: 15723, f. 8A-E, 26C (mf).
Hersilia savignyi Sajid et al., 2023: 24, f. 12-13, 15-20 (mf).

Baehr, M. & Baehr, B. (1993b). The Hersiliidae of the Oriental Region including New Guinea. Taxonomy, phylogeny, zoogeography (Arachnida, Araneae). Spixiana 19(Suppl.): 1-95. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Barrion, A. T. & Litsinger, J. A. (1995). Riceland spiders of South and Southeast Asia. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 700 pp., 16 pls. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. (1974c). Araignées intéressantes du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 81: 993-998. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Biswas, V. & Raychaudhuri, D. (2019a). A new record of two-tailed spider genus Hersilia Savigny, 1825 of the fauna of Bangladesh (Araneae: Hersiliidae). Serket 17(1): 15-20. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caleb, J. T. D., Pravalikha, G. B., Johnson, B. E., Manyu, M., Mungkung, S. & Mathai, M. T. (2017a). Hersilia aadi Pravalikha, Srinivasulu & Srinivasulu, 2014 a junior synonym of Hersilia savignyi Lucas, 1836 (Araneae: Hersiliidae). Zootaxa 4254(3): 396-400. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4254.3.11 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caleb, J. T. D. (2020b). Spider (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna of the scrub jungle in the Madras Christian College campus, Chennai, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7): 15711-15766. doi:10.11609/jott.5758.12.7.15711-15766 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gajbe, U. A. (1993a). New record of spider Hersilia savignyi Lucas (family: Hersiliidae) from Madhya Pradesh India with a description of male. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 90: 117-119. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gajbe, U. A. (2004b). Studies on some spiders of the families Oecobiidae, Eresidae, Hersiliidae, Urocteidae and Uloboridae (Araneae: Arachnida) from Madhya Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 103(1-2): 131-142. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gajbe, U. A. (2007). Araneae: Arachnida. In: Fauna of Madhya Pradesh (including Chhattisgarh), State Fauna Series. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata 15(1), 419-540. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gravely, F. H. (1922). Common Indian spiders. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 28: 1045-1050. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lucas, H. (1836a). Observations sur les Araneides du genre Hersilia et description de deux espèces nouvelles appartenant a ce genre. Magasin de Zoologie 6(Cl. 8, pl. 12-13): 1-11, pl. 12-13. [p. 1 is missing] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1900a). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Arachnida. Taylor and Francis, London, 279 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.48423 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pravalikha, G. B., Srinivasulu, C. & Srinivasulu, B. (2014). New species of genus Hersilia Audouin, 1826 (Araneae: Hersiliidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(3): 5553-5557. doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3723.5553-7 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sajid, M., Zahid, M., Butt, A., Khan, M. T., Shah, M., Attaullah, S., Khan, M. I. & Ahmad, R. (2023). Faunistic and DNA barcoding of the recorded spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Hersiliidae and Salticidae) from Lower Dir (Pakistan). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 29(1): 23-30. doi:10.17957/IJAB/15.1999 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1885h). Matériaux pour servir à la faune arachnologiques de l'Asie méridionale. I. Arachnides recueillis à Wagra-Karoor près Gundacul, district de Bellary par M. M. Chaper. II. Arachnides recueillis à Ramnad, district de Madura par M. l'abbé Fabre. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 10(1): 1-39. [pl. 10 see Simon, 1885e] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1893a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 257-488. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1901k). On the Arachnida collected during the Skeat expedition to the Malay Peninsula. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 71(1): 45-84. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1901.tb08164.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Stoliczka, F. (1869). Contribution towards the knowledge of Indian Arachnoidea. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, part II (Physical Science) 38(4): 201-251, pl. 18-20. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1895b). Descriptive catalogue of the spiders of Burma, based upon the collection made by Eugene W. Oates and preserved in the British Museum. London, 406 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.17492 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. & Biswas, B. (1981). Spider fauna of Calcutta and vicinity: Part-I. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper 30: 1-149. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tyagi, K., Kumar, V., Kundu, S., Pakrashi, A., Prasad, P., Caleb, J. T. D. & Chandra, K. (2019). Identification of Indian spiders through DNA barcoding: cryptic species and species complex. Scientific Reports 9(14033): 1-13 & Supplement. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-50510-8 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1837). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Aptères. Tome premier. Roret, Paris, 682 pp., pl. 1-15. [plates in second pdf] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

* Disclaimer
As External Resources, the World Spider Catalog links here to species pages of other databases. They may contain further information for the given species. The databases, listed as External Resources, however, are not managed by World Spider Catalog and the information given there is not necessarily in agreement with the World Spider Catalog. All responsibility for such data is with the external database. (2019). GBIF Home Page (via GBIF API). Available from: [1 September 2019]

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2024-03-20 New taxonomic reference entry Sajid et al., 2023 n/a
2022-07-20 Species distribution update n/a (Old value)
2022-04-01 Species distribution update Dyal, 1935 n/a (Old value)
2020-05-18 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb, 2020b n/a
2019-11-11 New taxonomic reference entry Biswas & Raychaudhuri, 2019a n/a
2019-10-05 New taxonomic reference entry Tyagi et al., 2019 n/a
2017-04-18 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb et al., 2017a n/a
2017-04-18 Species synonymy Caleb et al., 2017a Hersilia aadi synonymized with Hersilia savignyi