Taxon details

Argiope australis (Walckenaer, 1805)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-10-08
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Cape Verde Is., Senegal, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Argiope suavissima Gerstäcker, 1873, (2377, 2377a–b)
Taxonomic references
Epeira australis Walckenaer, 1805: 56 (D).
Argyopes clathratus C. L. Koch, 1838: 40, f. 362 (Df).
Epeira australis Walckenaer, 1841: 116 (Df).
Argiope laeta Thorell, 1859: 300 (Df).
Argiope nigrovittata Thorell, 1859: 300 (Df).
Argyopes caudatus Blackwall, 1865b: 346 (Df).
Argiope sericea zairensis Brito Capello, 1866: 80 (Df).
Argiope clathrata Thorell, 1868b: 30.
Argiope nigrovittata Thorell, 1868b: 31.
Argiope suavissima Gerstäcker, 1873: 495, pl. 18, f. 10 (Df).
Argiope nigripes Simon, 1890a: 101 (Df).
Argiope suavissima Tullgren, 1910: 156, pl. 4, f. 91 (f).
Argiope nigrovittata Tullgren, 1910: 156, pl. 4, f. 92 (f).
Argiope banana Strand, 1920: 110 (Df).
Argiope suavissima Lessert, 1930: 629, f. 10a (f).
Argiope australis Bjørn, 1997: 209, f. 1, 11-12, 20-33 (N.B.: Walckenaer's 1805 citation of a pre-Linnean discussion of the f of this species regarded as a valid indication, Dm, S).
Argiope australis Jäger, 2012c: 290, f. 49-53 (mf).

Bjørn, P. P. (1997). A taxonomic revision of the African part of the orb-weaving genus Argiope (Araneae: Araneidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 28(2): 199-239. doi:10.1163/187631297X00060 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blackwall, J. (1865b). Descriptions of recently discovered species and characters of a new genus, of Araneida from the East of Central Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3) 16: 336-352. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Brito Capello, F. de (1866). Especies novas ou pouco conhecidas d'arachnidios d'Africa occidental. Journal of the Scientific Academy of Science Lisboa 1: 79-88. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gerstäcker, A. (1873). Arachnoidea. In: von der Decken, C. (ed.) Reisen in Ostafrica. Leipzig, 3(2), 461-503 (Araneae, pp. 473-503). download pdf -- Show included taxa

Jäger, P. (2012c). A review on the spider genus Argiope Audouin 1826 with special emphasis on broken emboli in female epigynes (Araneae: Araneidae: Argiopinae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 7: 272-331, 358-362. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1838). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Vierter Band, pp. 109-144, Fünfter Band, pp. 1-124. [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1930). Araignées du Congo recueillies au cours de l'expédition organisée par l'American Museum (1909-1915). Quatrième et dernière partie. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 37: 613-672. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1890a). Etudes arachnologiques. 22e Mémoire. XXXIV. Etude sur les arachnides de l'Yemen. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (6) 10: 77-124. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1920). Arachniden aus Belgisch Kongo. I. (Pedipalpen, Aviculariidae, Argiopidae, Clubionidae und Pisauridae). Archiv für Naturgeschichte 85(A12): 98-113. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1859). Nya exotiska Epeirider. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 16: 299-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1868b). Araneae. Species novae minusve cognitae. In: Virgin, C. A. (ed.) Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring Jorden. Uppsala, Zoologi, Arachnida, pp. 1-34. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tullgren, A. (1910). Araneae. In: Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrikas 1905-1906 unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Yngve Sjöstedt. Sjöstedts Kilimandjaro-Meru Expedition 20(6): 85-172. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.6622 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1805). Tableau des aranéides ou caractères essentiels des tribus, genres, familles et races que renferme le genre Aranea de Linné, avec la désignation des espèces comprises dans chacune de ces divisions. Paris, 88 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Insects. Aptères. Paris 2(for 1837), 1-549. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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