Taxon details

Myrmarachne hesperia (Simon, 1887)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: West Africa, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Holotype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Myrmarachne insulana Roewer, 1942, 1 f, 1 f (9908824-141)
  • Holotype: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC/RMCA), Belgium (database excerpt, Feb. 2019); Myrmarachne chelata Wanless & Clark, 1975 (126130)
Taxonomic references
Salticus hesperius Simon, 1887a: 261 (Dm).
Myrmarachne hesperia Simon, 1901a: 498.
Myrmarachne hesperia Berland & Millot, 1941: 407, f. 97 (m).
Myrmarachne insulana Roewer, 1942b: 254, pl. 19, f. 10 (Df) [].
Myrmarachne chelata Wanless & Clark, 1975: 294, f. 36-43 (Dm).
Myrmarachne hesperia Wanless, 1978a: 46, f. 20D-E, G, J, 21A, C, H, K, 22C, F (m, S).
Myrmarachne insulana Wanless, 1978a: 40, f. 19A-C, F (f).
Myrmarachne hesperia Wesołowska & Edwards, 2012: 753, f. 70-76 (mf, S of Myrmarachne insulana).

Berland, L. & Millot, J. (1941). Les araignées de l'Afrique Occidentale Française I.-Les salticides. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (N.S.) 12: 297-423. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C. F. (1942b). Opiliones, Pedipalpi und Araneae von Fernando Poo. 21. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Westafrika Expedition Eidmann 1939/40. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Übersee-Museum Bremen 3: 244-258. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1887a). Etudes arachnologiques. 19e Mémoire. XXVII. Arachnides recueillis à Assinie (Afrique occidentale) par MM. Chaper et Alluaud. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (6) 7: 261-276. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1901a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 381-668. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wanless, F. R. & Clark, D. J. (1975). On a collection of spiders of the family Salticidae from the Ivory Coast (Araneae). Revue Zoologique Africaine 89: 273-296. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wanless, F. R. (1978a). A revision of the spider genera Belippo and Myrmarachne (Araneae: Salticidae) in the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zool.) 33: 1-139. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. & Edwards, G. B. (2012). Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Calabar area (SE Nigeria). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 62(4): 733-772. doi:10.3161/000345412X659786 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

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