Taxon details

Argiope sector (Forsskål, 1776)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-10-08
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Cape Verde Is., Senegal, North Africa, Middle East
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (SMNS), Germany; type material of Argiope obscuripes Strand, 1906 destroyed 1944 (Renner, 1988b)
  • Neotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; f (1899.7.4.247-8) (Bjørn, 1997)
  • Paratype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) = Hope Entomological Collections Oxford (HECO), Oxford, UK; 1f (B. 972) of Argiope lordii (Levy, 1998a)
  • Syntype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; 1f (1913.12.18.5896) of Argiope fissiloba (Levy, 1998a)
Taxonomic references
Aranea sector Forsskål, 1776: 7, pl. 25, f. C (Df).
Plectana sector Walckenaer, 1841: 200.
Argyopes clarkii Blackwall, 1865a: 98 (Df).
Argyopes sericea caboverdiana Brito Capello, 1866: 80 (Df).
Argiope lordii O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871c: 820, pl. 50, f. 1 (Df).
Argiope fissiloba L. Koch, 1875b: 15, pl. 2, f. 1 (Df).
Argiope clarki Simon, 1890a: 101.
Argiope lordii Simon, 1894a: 760, f. 836-837.
Argiope clarki Pocock, 1903g: 188, pl. 14, f. 3 (f, Dm).
Argiope obscuripes Strand, 1906b: 618 (Df) [].
Argiope sector Simon, 1909c: 39.
Argiope clarki Denis, 1947a: 43, pl. II, f. 4 (f).
Argiope sector Bjørn, 1997: 224, f. 2, 14a-c, 62-67 (mf, S of Argiope obscuripes).
Argiope clarki Levy, 1998a: 354, f. 165-168 (mf).
Argiope sector Jäger, 2012c: 290, f. 54-58 (m).

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. (1865a). Descriptions of recently discovered spiders collected in the Cape de Verde Islands by John Gray, Esq. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3) 16(92): 80-101. doi:10.1080/00222936508679383 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

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

Forsskål, P. (1776). Icones rerum naturalium, quas in itinere orientali depingi curavit Petrus Forskål [sic]. Möller, Hauniae [= Copenhagen], 43 pls. (Araneae, pls. 24-25). [for the spelling of the name see Forsskål in Wikipedia] 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, L. (1875b). Aegyptische und abyssinische Arachniden gesammelt von Herrn C. Jickeli. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 96 pp., pl. 1-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1998a). Twelve genera of orb-weaver spiders (Araneae, Araneidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 43: 311-365. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1871c). Notes on a collection of Arachnida made by J. K. Lord, Esq., in the peninsula of Sinai and on the African borders of the Red Sea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 38(3, 1870): 818-823, pl. 50. [published in April 1871, after Duncan, 1937] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1903g). Arachnida. In: Forbes, H. O. (ed.) The natural history of Sokotra and Abd-el-Kuri. Special Bulletin of the Liverpool Museums, pp. 175-208, pl. 14, 26. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.34934 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

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 489-760. [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. (1909c). Arachnides. Première partie. In: Voyage de M. Maurice de Rothschild en Ethiopie et dans l'Afrique orientale anglaise (1904-1906). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 53, 29-43. 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

Walckenaer, C. A. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Insects. Aptères. Tome deuxième. Roret, Paris, 549 pp., pl. 16-22. [not published in 1837, see pp. 430, 452, 505; plates in second pdf of Walckenaer, 1837] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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