Taxon details

Leucauge argyra (Walckenaer, 1841)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-12-09
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: USA to Brazil
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  • Holotype: Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP/MZUSP), Brazil; m (1330) of Leucauge argyroaffinis (Ferreira-Sousa et al., 2023)
Taxonomic references
Tetragnatha argyra Walckenaer, 1841: 219, pl. 19, f. 1 (Dmf).
Linyphia aurulenta C. L. Koch, 1845: 127, f. 1049 (Df) [].
Linyphia ornata Taczanowski, 1874: 66 (Dmf).
Meta argyra Keyserling, 1881b: 563, pl. 16, f. 12 (mf).
Argyroepeira argyra Keyserling, 1893: 343, pl. 18, f. 253 (mf).
Argyroepeira argyra McCook, 1894: 243, pl. 24, f. 2-3 (mf).
Argyroepeira argyra Simon, 1894a: 730, f. 806 (m).
Argyroepeira aurulenta Simon, 1898i: 871.
Plesiometa argyra F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1903a: 438, pl. 41, f. 15-16 (mf).
Leucauge argyra Banks, 1909b: 163.
Leucauge argyra Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 265, f. 119-120 (mf).
Leucauge argyro-affinis Soares & Camargo, 1948a: 381, f. 40-42 (Dm) [].
Leucauge aurulenta Archer, 1951a: 6, f. 5-6 (mf, removed from S of L. venusta).
Plesiometa argyra Archer, 1951a: 7, f. 7 (m).
Leucauge argyra Levi, 1980a: 28, f. 60-71 (mf, S of Leucauge aurulenta).
Leucauge argyra Nentwig, 1993: 121, f. 131a-c (m).
Plesiometa argyra Dierkens, 2010a: 37, f. 10-12 (m).
Leucauge argyra Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011a: 766, f. 46A-G, 47A-G, 48A-D, 49A-F, 50A-D (mf).
Leucauge argyra Barrantes, Aisenberg & Eberhard, 2013: 59, f. 1A-B, 3, 4A-B, 5A-C, 6A-B, 7A-C (mf).
Leucauge argyra Ferreira-Sousa et al., 2023: 85, f. 1A-D (m, S of Leucauge argyroaffinis).

Álvarez-Padilla, F. & Hormiga, G. (2011a). Morphological and phylogenetic atlas of the orb-weaving spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae: Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162(4): 713-879. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00692.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Archer, A. F. (1951a). Studies in the orbweaving spiders (Argiopidae). 1. American Museum Novitates 1487: 1-52. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1909b). Arachnida of Cuba. In: Estación Central Agronómica, second report, 30 June 1905 - 1st January 1909. Part I. English edition. Secretaria de Agricultura, Comercio y Trabajo de la Republica de Cuba, pp. 150-174, pl. 45. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Barrantes, G., Aisenberg, A. & Eberhard, W. G. (2013). Functional aspects of genital differences in Leucauge argyra and L. mariana (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Journal of Arachnology 41: 59-69. doi:10.1636/b12-63.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dierkens, M. (2010a). Contribution à l'étude des Tetragnathidae (Araneae) de la Martinique (Petites Antilles). Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 79: 35-44. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ferreira-Sousa, L., Venticinque, E. M., Motta, P. C. & Brescovit, A. D. (2023). The more, the merrier: a new colonial species of the orb weaving spider genus Leucauge White, 1841 (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) from the Amazon rainforest. Zootaxa 5383(1): 83-95. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5383.1.7 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1881b). Neue Spinnen aus Amerika. II. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 30: 547-582. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1893). Die Spinnen Amerikas. Epeiridae. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 4, 209-377. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.64832 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1845). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Zwölfter Band, pp. 1-166, pl. 397-432 (f. 960-1077). [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1980a). The orb-weaver genus Mecynogea, the subfamily Metinae and the genera Pachygnatha, Glenognatha and Azilia of the subfamily Tetragnathinae north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 149: 1-74. download pdf -- Show included taxa

McCook, H. C. (1894). American spiders and their spinningwork. A natural history of the orbweaving spiders of the United States with special regard to their industry and habits. Vol. III. Philadelphia, 285 pp., 30 pls. [for the year see p. 9] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.2681 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Nentwig, W. (1993). Spiders of Panama: biogeography, investigation, phenology, check list, key and bibliography of a tropical spider fauna. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, 274 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1930a). The spiders of Porto Rico. Part two. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 30: 159-356. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. (1903a). Arachnida - Araneida and Opiliones. In: Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology. London 2, 425-464. [for the exact dates see Lyal, 2011] 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. (1898i). On the spiders of the island of St Vincent. III. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 65(4, 1897): 860-890. [published in April 1898, after Duncan, 1937] doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1898.tb01390.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Soares, B. A. M. & Camargo, H. F. de A. (1948a). Aranhas coligidas pela Fundação Brasil-Central (Arachnida-Araneae). Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi 10: 355-409. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Taczanowski, L. (1874). Les aranéides de la Guyane française. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae 10: 56-115, pl. 2. 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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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-12-09 New taxonomic reference entry Ferreira-Sousa et al., 2023 n/a
2023-12-09 Species synonymy Ferreira-Sousa et al., 2023 Leucauge argyroaffinis synonymized with Leucauge argyra