Taxon details

Nihonhimea tesselata (Keyserling, 1884)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2016-09-29
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Mexico to Paraguay. Introduced to Pakistan, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland)
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Taxonomic references
Theridion tesselatum Keyserling, 1884a: 48, pl. 2, f. 27 (Df).
Theridion picadoi Banks, 1909a: 204 (D).
Theridion tesselatum Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 195, f. 40-41 (f).
Theridion tesselatum Kraus, 1955b: 16, f. 30 (f).
Achaearanea terex Levi, 1959b: 74, f. 52 (Dm).
Achaearanea tesselata Levi, 1959b: 76, f. 70-71 (Tf from Theridion).
Achaearanea picadoi Levi, 1959b: 76, f. 57-60 (Tf from Theridion).
Achaearanea mundula Chrysanthus, 1963: 741 (S, rejected).
Achaearanea tesselata Levi, 1963b: 232 (S).
Achaearanea tesselata Levi, 1967c: 179, f. 15-19 (mf).
Achaearanea tesselata Darchen & Ledoux, 1978: 126, f. 4d-e (mf, may be senior S of Achaearanea disparata).
Parasteatoda tesselata Yoshida, 2008: 39 (Tmf from Achaearanea).
Nihonhimea tesselata Yoshida, 2016: 22 (T from Parasteatoda).

Banks, N. (1909a). Arachnida from Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 61: 194-234. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chrysanthus, P. (1963). Spiders from south New Guinea V. Nova Guinea, Zoology 24: 727-750. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Darchen, R. & Ledoux, J. C. (1978). Achaearanea disparata, araignée sociale du Gabon, synonyme ou espèce junelle d'A. tessellata, solitaire. Revue Arachnologique 1: 121-132. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1884a). Die Spinnen Amerikas II. Theridiidae. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 1, 1-222. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.64832 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kraus, O. (1955b). Spinnen aus El Salvador (Arachnoidea, Araneae). Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 493: 1-112. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1959b). The spider genera Achaearanea, Theridion and Sphyrotinus from Mexico, Central America and the West Indies (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 121: 57-163. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1963b). American spiders of the genus Achaearanea and the new genus Echinotheridion (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 129: 187-240. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1967c). Cosmopolitan and pantropical species of theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae). Pacific Insects 9: 175-186. 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

Yoshida, H. (2008). A revision of the genus Achaearanea (Araneae: Theridiidae). Acta Arachnologica 57: 37-40. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yoshida, H. (2016). Parasteatoda, Campanicola, Cryptachaea and two new genera (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Japan. Bulletin of the Yamagata Prefectural Museum 34: 13-30. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2016-09-29 New taxonomic reference entry Yoshida, 2016 n/a
2016-09-29 Species transferred to new genus Yoshida, 2016 Species transferred from Parasteatoda to Nihonhimea