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Volume 101, Issue 1-2, Pages 59-84

A Taxonomic Revision of the Orb Weaver Genus Acacesia (Araneae: Araneidae)

1Harvard College, Harvard University, Cambridge 02138, MA, USA
2Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca 14853, NY, USA

Received 7 July 1993

Copyright © 1994 Susan Glueck.


There are five species of Acacesia which range collectively from southern North America to Argentina. Two are previously known members of the genus. A. cornigera Petrunkevitch and A. hamata (Hentz). Three of these are new species: A. villalobosi and A. yacuiensis, fom southern Brazil, and A. benigna from Bolivia and Peru.