Taxon details

Hersilia sericea Pocock, 1898

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-12-10
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini
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Taxonomic references
Hersilia sericea Pocock, 1898c: 214, pl. 8, f. 9 (Df).
Hersilia bicornis Tucker, 1920: 473, pl. 29, f. 10 (Dmf) [].
Hersilia sericea Smithers, 1945: 5, f. 5c (f).
Hersilia bicornis Smithers, 1945: 5, f. 5b, 6d (mf).
Hersilia pungwensis Smithers, 1945: 6, f. 5e, 6c (f only; misidentified per Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006: 66).
Hersilia hanströmi Kauri, 1950: 68, f. 5a-b (Df) [].
Hersilia sericea Benoit, 1967b: 27, f. 24, 29, 32-33 (mf, S of Hersilia bicornis and H. hanstromi).
Hersilia pungwensis Benoit, 1967b: 36, f. 38, 41-42, 45 (f only; misidentified per Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006: 66).
Hersilia sericea Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006: 66, f. 150-156, 202 (mf).
Hersilia sericea Foord, 2008: 125, f. 2-6, 22, 27, 88 (m).
Hersilia sericea Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020e: 8, p. 5: 1 f., p. 8: 6 f., p. 9: 2 f. (mf).

Benoit, P. L. G. (1967b). Révision des espèces africaines du genre Hersilia Sav. et Aud. (Aran.-Hersiliidae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 76: 1-36. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2020e). The Hersiliidae of South Africa. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 23 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.5913607 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Foord, S. H. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. (2006). A revision of the Afrotropical species of Hersilia Audouin (Araneae: Hersiliidae). Zootaxa 1347: 1-92. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1347.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Foord, S. H. (2008). Cladistic analysis of the Afrotropical Hersiliidae (Arachnida, Araneae) with the first records of Murricia and the description of a new genus from Madagascar. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 4: 111-142. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kauri, H. (1950). On some South African spiders and harvest-spiders. Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Förhandlingar (Proceedings of the Royal Physiographic Society at Lund) 20(6): 64-79. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1898c). The Arachnida from the province of Natal, South Africa, contained in the collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 2(9): 197-226, pl. 8. doi:10.1080/00222939808678036 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smithers, R. H. N. (1945). The Hersiliidae (Araneae) of South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 31: 1-18. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tucker, R. W. E. (1920). Contributions to the South African Arachnid Fauna. II. On some new South African spiders of the families Barychelidae, Dipluridae, Eresidae, Zodariidae, Heracliidae, Urocteidae, Clubionidae. Annals of the South African Museum 17: 439-488, pl. 28-29. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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2020-12-10 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020e n/a