The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: ARANEIDAE

Gen. Acanthepeira Marx, 1883 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01419]

In synonymy:
A. cerasiae (Walckenaer, 1841, T from Araneus) = A. stellata (Walckenaer, 1805) (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 105, sub Marxia).
A. iris (Walckenaer, 1841, T from Araneus) = A. stellata (Walckenaer, 1805) (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 105, sub Marxia).

Nomina dubia:
A. grisea (McCook, 1894: 195, pl. 13, f. 10, f, USA, originally in Marxia) -- Levi, 1976: 363.
A. moestella Roewer, 1942a: 777 (replacement name for Epeira moesta Keyserling, 1892: 108, pl. 5, f. 80, f, USA, preoccupied by Blackwall, 1865) -- Levi, 1976: 363 (but see McCook, 1894: 196, pl. 12, f. 11).

mf cherokee Levi, 1976....................USA [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:014418]
A. c. Levi, 1976: 366, f. 24, 29-35, 42-43 (Dmf).
A. c. Breene et al., 1993: 103, f. 153A-B (mf).

m labidura (Mello-Leitão, 1943)....................Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:014419]
Marxia l. Mello-Leitão, 1943a: 184, f. 22 (Dm).
A. l. Brignoli, 1983c: 255.

mf marion Levi, 1976....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:014420]
A. m. Levi, 1976: 368, f. 25, 36-41, 44 (Dmf).

mf stellata (Walckenaer, 1805) *....................Canada to Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:014421]
Epeira s. Walckenaer, 1805: 65 (Df).
Epeira nobilis Walckenaer, 1841: 119 (Df).
Epeira cerasiae Walckenaer, 1841: 119 (Df).
Epeira iris Walckenaer, 1841: 120 (Df).
Plectana s. Walckenaer, 1841: 171.
Epeira s. Hentz, 1850: 22, pl. 3, f. 12 (f).
Epeira s. Keyserling, 1864: 140, pl. 6, f. 24-25 (f).
Acrosoma stellatum Butler, 1873b: 427.
A. s. Marx, 1883: 22.
Epeira s. Emerton, 1884: 319, pl. 34, f. 17, pl. 37, f. 3-5 (f, Dm).
Cyrtarachne mexicana O. P.-Cambridge, 1893b: pl. 14, f. 13 (f, nomen nudum).
Cyrtarachne dugesi O. P.-Cambridge, 1893b: 113 (Df).
Marxia nobilis McCook, 1894: 194, pl. 13, f. 7-9 (mf).
Marxia s. McCook, 1894: 193, pl. 12, f. 4-5 (mf).
Araneus s. Simon, 1895a: 801.
Epeira s. Emerton, 1902: 179, f. 419-420 (f).
Marxia s. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1904: 481, pl. 45, f. 21-22 (mf).
Araneus cerasiae Petrunkevitch, 1911: 285.
Araneus iris Petrunkevitch, 1911: 298.
A. s. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 105 (S).
A. s. Kaston, 1948: 234, f. 714-716, 734 (mf).
A. venusta Bryant, 1949c: 175, f. 4-5 (m, misidentified).
A. s. Levi, 1976: 364, f. 12-23 (mf, designated as type species).
A. s. Levi, 1978b: 10, f. 12-14 (m).
A. s. Breene et al., 1993: 103, f. 152A-C (mf).
A. s. Levi, 2002: 538, f. 60-61, 220-221 (mf).
A. s. Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 41, f. 251-253 (mf).

mf venusta (Banks, 1896)....................USA, Cuba, Hispaniola [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:014422]
Plectana v. Banks, 1896e: 69 (Df).
Araneus venustus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 323 (assigned to subgenus Marxia).
A. v. Bryant, 1949c: 175, f. 1-3 (f, not m, f. 4-5, =A. stellata).
A. v. Levi, 1976: 369, f. 26-28, 45, 51-56 (f, Dm).