Taxon details

Benoitia lepida (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-04-11
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Yemen, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (SMNS), Germany; type material destroyed 1944; type material of Agelena maculinotum (Renner, 1988b)
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); 1m 1f (3277) of Agelena pupia
  • Syntype: Museo Zoologico di Storia Naturale "La Specola", Università degli Studi di Firenze (MZUF), Florence, Italy; 2m 8f 4j (017-020) of Agelena lepida deserta (Berdondini & Whitman, 2003)
  • Syntype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) = Hope Entomological Collections Oxford (HECO), Oxford, UK; 1m 5f (B.421, t.2) (Levy, 1996)
Taxonomic references
Agelena lepida O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876b: 558 (Dmf).
Agalena pupia Karsch, 1881a: 6, 10, pl. 1, f. 6-6b (Dmf) [].
Agelena maculinotum Strand, 1906b: 656 (Dm) [].
Agelena lepida Simon, 1908a: 434 (S of Agalena pupia, with '?').
Agelena lepida deserta Caporiacco, 1933: 337 (Dm) [].
Agelena lepida deserta Caporiacco, 1936a: 110 (Df).
Agelena lepida deserta Denis, 1947a: 31, pl. 1, f. 2, pl. 4, f. 1 (mf).
Agelena lepida deserta Denis, 1966e: 124, f. 33a-b (f).
Agelena lepida de Blauwe, 1980b: 19, f. 30-35 (mf, S of Agelena lepida deserta and A. maculinotum, the latter doubted by Levy, 1996: 96).
Benoitia lepida Levy, 1996: 95, f. 36-39 (mf, T from Agelena).
Agelena lepida Melic, 1998: 27, f. 1 (m).
Benoitia lepida Zamani et al., 2016: 103, f. 4-6 (mf).
Benoitia lepida Al-Khazali, 2018: 61, f. 2A-E, 3A-D (mf).

Al-Khazali, A. M. (2018). The first record of family Agelenidae from Iraq (Arachnida: Araneae). Serket 16(2): 60-65. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blauwe, R. de (1980b). Revision de la famille des Agelenidae (Araneae) habitant la region mediterraneene (3e partie). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 52(11): 1-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1933). Araneidi. In: Spedizione scientifica all'oasi di Cufra (Marzo-Luglio 1931). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 56: 311-340. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1936a). Aracnidi raccolti durante la primavera 1933 nelle oasi del deserto libico. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 15: 93-122. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Denis, J. (1947a). Results of the Armstrong College expedition to Siwa Oasis (Libyan desert), 1935. Spiders [Araneae]. Bulletin de la Société Fouad 1er d'Entomologie 31: 17-103, pl. 1-6. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Denis, J. (1966e). Les araignées du Fezzân. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle d'Afrique du Nord 55: 103-144. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Karsch, F. (1881a). Verzeichniss der während der Rohlfs'schen africanischen Expedition erbeuteten Myriopoden und Arachniden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 47(1): 1-14, pl. 1. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1996). The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 25(2): 85-122. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1996.tb00154.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Melic, A. (1998). Arañas de Los Monegros (I): Generalidades y familia Agelenidae. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 23: 25-29. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1876b). Catalogue of a collection of spiders made in Egypt, with descriptions of new species and characters of a new genus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 44(3): 541-630, pl. 58-60. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1876.tb02595.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1908a). Etude sur les arachnides recueillis par M. le Dr. Klaptocz en Tripolitaine. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 26: 419-438. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1906b). Diagnosen nordafrikanischer, hauptsächlich von Carlo Freiherr von Erlanger gesammelter Spinnen. Zoologischer Anzeiger 30: 604-637, 655-690. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamani, A., Mirshamsi, O., Rashidi, P., Marusik, Y. M., Moradmand, M. & Bolzern, A. (2016). New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Aranei), part III. Arthropoda Selecta 25(1): 99-114. doi:10.15298/arthsel.25.1.10 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2018-11-05 New taxonomic reference entry Al-Khazali, 2018 n/a
2018-11-05 Species distribution update Al-Khazali, 2018 n/a (Old value)
2016-04-14 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani et al., 2016 n/a
2016-04-14 Species distribution update Zamani et al., 2016 n/a (Old value)
2016-01-04 New taxonomic reference entry Melic, 1998 n/a
2016-01-04 Species distribution update Melic, 1998 n/a (Old value)