Keys to the genera of araneid orbweavers (Araneae, Araneidae) of the Americas

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:H. W. Levi
Journal:Journal of Arachnology

This paper contains keys to the 65 genera of araneid spiders known from the Americas. These genera hold approximately fifteen hundred species found in the Americas. The key to females uses mostly artificial characters; the key to males uses diagnostic characters. There are four new synonyms and two new placements.

Taxonomic name: 
Arachnida (Taxonomy), Araneae (Taxonomy), Araneidae (Taxonomy), Acacesia (Taxonomy), Acacesia hamata (Taxonomy), Acanthepeira (Taxonomy), Acanthepeira stellata (Taxonomy), Aculepeira (Taxonomy), Aculepeira travassosi (Taxonomy), Allocyclosa (Taxonomy), Allocyclosa bifurca (Taxonomy), Alpaida (Taxonomy), Alpaida acuta (Taxonomy), Alpaida leucogramma (Taxonomy), Araneus (Taxonomy), Araneus detrimentosus (Taxonomy), Araneus guttatus (Taxonomy), Argiope (Taxonomy), Argiope submaronica (Taxonomy), Bertrana (Taxonomy), Bertrana striolata (Taxonomy), Cyclosa (Taxonomy), Cyclosa bifurcata (Taxonomy), Cyclosa turbinata (Taxonomy), Cyrtophora (Taxonomy), Cyrtophora citricola (Taxonomy), Edricus (Taxonomy), Enacrosoma (Taxonomy), Enacrosoma frenca (Taxonomy), Eriophora (Taxonomy), Eriophora edax (Taxonomy), Eriophora fuliginea (Taxonomy), Epeiroides (Taxonomy), Epeiroides bahiensis (Taxonomy), Eustala (Taxonomy), Eustala anastera (Taxonomy), Gasteracantha (Taxonomy), Gasteracantha cancriformis (Taxonomy), Gea (Taxonomy), Gea heptagon (Taxonomy), Kaira (Taxonomy), Kaira altiventer (Taxonomy), Kapogea (Taxonomy), Larinia (Taxonomy), Larinia directa (Taxonomy), Lewisepeira (Taxonomy), Mangora (Taxonomy), Mangora fascialata (Taxonomy), Manogea (Taxonomy), Manogea porracea (Taxonomy), Mastophora (Taxonomy), Mecynogea (Taxonomy), Mecynogea lemniscata (Taxonomy), Metazygia (Taxonomy), Metazygia laticeps (Taxonomy), Metazygia nigrocincta (Taxonomy), Metazygia wittfeldae (Taxonomy), Metepeira (Taxonomy), Micrathena (Taxonomy), Neoscona (Taxonomy), Neoscona arabesca (Taxonomy), Neoscona nautica (Taxonomy), Ocrepeira (Taxonomy), Ocrepeira covillei (Taxonomy), Parawixia (Taxonomy), Parawixia nesophila (Taxonomy), Pronous (Taxonomy), Scoloderus (Taxonomy), Spilasma (Taxonomy), Spilasma duodecimguttata (Taxonomy), Tatepeira (Taxonomy), Verrucosa (Taxonomy), Verrucosa arenata (Taxonomy), Wagneriana (Taxonomy), Wagneriana tauricornis (Taxonomy), Witica (Taxonomy), Witica crassicaudus (Taxonomy), Kaira sexta (Taxonomy), Kapogea isosceles (Taxonomy), Xylethrus (Taxonomy), Xylethrus scrupeus (Taxonomy), Pozonia (Taxonomy), Pozonia nigroventris (Taxonomy), Alpaida championi (Taxonomy)
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