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

Family: ARANEIDAE

Gen. Metepeira F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01517]

Transferred to other genera:
M. andamanensis Tikader, 1977 -- see Nephilengys under Tetragnathidae.
M. arabesca Mello-Leitão, 1947 -- see Araneus.
M. aurantiifemuris Mello-Leitão, 1942 -- see Araneus.
M. chilensis (Nicolet, 1849) -- see Molinaranea.
M. citrinella (Roewer, 1942) -- see Alpaida.
M. delineata Mello-Leitão, 1943 -- see Araneus.
M. dubitata Soares & Camargo, 1948 -- see Dubiepeira.
M. lathyrina (Holmberg, 1875) -- see Araneus.
M. taperae Mello-Leitão, 1937 -- see Araneus.
M. uniformis (Keyserling, 1879) -- see Araneus.
M. vittata Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1948 -- see Aculepeira.
M. wiedenmeyeri Schenkel, 1953 -- see Alpaida.
M. workmani (Keyserling, 1884) -- see Araneus.

In synonymy:
M. acostai Archer, 1958 = M. triangularis (Franganillo, 1930) (Piel, 2001: 63).
M. bani Archer, 1965 = M. triangularis (Franganillo, 1930) (Piel, 2001: 63).
M. dakota Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Levi, 1977b: 212, sub M. grandiosa alpina).
M. dominicana Archer, 1965 = M. vigilax (Keyserling, 1893) (Piel, 2001: 30).
M. douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 = M. grinnelli (Coolidge, 1910) (Levi, 1977b: 198).
M. ensenada Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. ventura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 204).
M. grandiosa alpina Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Dondale et al., 2003: 324).
M. grinnelli (Coolidge, 1910) = M. spinipes F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 (Piel, 2001: 34).
M. inerma Bryant, 1945 = M. datona Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 208).
M. josepha Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. crassipes Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 (Levi, 1977b: 202).
M. keyserlingi (Roewer, 1942, T from Araneus) = M. labyrinthea (Hentz, 1847) (Levi, 1977b: 196).
M. latigyna Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
M. nanella Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. foxi Gertsch & Ivie, 1936 (Levi, 1977b: 210).
M. palomara Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 (Levi, 1977b: 210).
M. perezi Archer, 1965 = M. compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
M. salei (Keyserling, 1864) = M. incrassata F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 (Piel, 2001: 68; N.B.: older name suppressed for lack of usage).
M. santa (Chamberlin, 1916) = M. glomerabilis (Keyserling, 1892) (Piel, 2001: 28).
M. seditiosa (Keyserling, 1893) = M. gressa (Keyserling, 1892) (Piel, 2001: 54).
M. vaurieorum Archer, 1965 = M. compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).
M. virginensis Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 = M. compsa (Chamberlin, 1916) (Piel, 2001: 48).

mf arizonica Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016495]
M. a. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 69, f. 182-187 (Dmf).
M. a. Levi, 1977b: 200, f. 12-13, 39-46 (mf).
M. a. Piel, 2001: 66, f. 206-212 (mf).

mf atascadero Piel, 2001....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:040940]
M. a. Piel, 2001: 67, f. 214-221 (Dmf).

f bengryi (Archer, 1958)....................Jamaica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016497]
Singa b. Archer, 1958: 18, f. 38 (Df).
M. b. Levi, 1972a: 230 (Tf from Singa).

f brunneiceps Caporiacco, 1954....................French Guiana [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016498]
M. beunneiceps Caporiacco, 1954: 102, f. 23, 23a (Df, lapsus).

mf cajabamba Piel, 2001....................Ecuador, Peru [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037675]
M. c. Piel, 2001: 26, f. 38-45 (Dmf).

mf calamuchita Piel, 2001....................Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037676]
M. c. Piel, 2001: 42, f. 100-107 (Dmf).

mf celestun Piel, 2001....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037677]
M. c. Piel, 2001: 74, f. 243-249 (Dmf).

mf chilapae Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016499]
M. c. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936a: 45, pl. 13, f. 119-121 (Dm).
M. c. Piel, 2001: 78, f. 264-270 (m, Df).

mf comanche Levi, 1977....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016500]
M. c. Levi, 1977b: 204, f. 61-69 (Dmf).
M. c. Piel, 2001: 62, f. 185-191 (mf).

mf compsa (Chamberlin, 1916)....................Puerto Rico to Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016501]
Araneus c. Chamberlin, 1916: 252, pl. 19, f. 6 (Df).
M. virginensis Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 70, f. 188-190 (Dmf).
M. latigyna Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 70, f. 191-192 (Df).
M. c. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 193-195 (Tf from Araneus, Dm).
M. perezi Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 14, 16 (Dmf).
M. vaurieorum Archer, 1965b: 133, f. 15, 19 (Dmf).
M. vaurieorum Lopez, 1993: 10, f. 11 (m).
M. c. Piel, 2001: 48, f. 5, 129-140 (mf, S).

mf crassipes Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016502]
M. c. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 66, f. 171-173 (Dmf).
M. josepha Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 64, f. 165 (Df).
M. c. Levi, 1977b: 202, f. 47-52 (mf, S).
M. c. Piel, 2001: 77, f. 2, 257-263 (mf).

mf datona Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................USA, Greater Antilles [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016503]
M. d. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 68, f. 196 (Df).
M. inerma Bryant, 1945a: 378, f. 20 (Df).
M. d. Levi, 1977b: 208, f. 78-86 (f, Dm, S).
M. d. Piel, 2001: 20, f. 7-13 (mf).

mf desenderi Baert, 1987....................Galapagos Is. [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016504]
M. d. Baert, 1987b: 145, f. 16-21 (Dmf).
M. d. Piel, 2001: 21, f. 15-21 (mf).

mf foxi Gertsch & Ivie, 1936....................USA, Canada [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016506]
M. f. Gertsch & Ivie, 1936: 20, f. 42-44 (Dmf).
M. f. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 197-198 (m).
M. nanella Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 71, f. 199 (Df).
M. f. Levi, 1977b: 210, f. 87-96 (mf, S).
M. f. Dondale et al., 2003: 320, f. 749-757 (mf).

mf galatheae (Thorell, 1891)....................Chile, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016507]
Epeira g. Thorell, 1891: 53 (Df).
M. g. Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tf from Araneus).
M. g. Piel, 2001: 43, f. 110-120 (f, Dm).

mf glomerabilis (Keyserling, 1892)....................Colombia to Paraguay, Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016437]
Epeira g. Keyserling, 1892: 154, pl. 8. f. 113 (Dmf).
Araneus g. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 294.
Aranea santa Chamberlin, 1916: 254, pl. 19, f. 10 (Df).
M. santa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67 (Tf from Araneus).
M. g. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 68, f. 181 (Tmf from Araneus).
Metazygia g. Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tmf from Metepeira).
M. g. Piel, 2001: 28, f. 46-52 (Tmf from Metazygia, S).

mf gosoga Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016508]
M. g. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935b: 21, pl. 10, f. 82-83 (Df).
M. g. Levi, 1977b: 209, f. 28-36 (f, Dm).
M. g. Piel, 2001: 59, f. 171-177 (mf).

mf grandiosa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941....................North America [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016509]
M. g. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 17, f. 24-26 (Df).
M. palomara Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 72, f. 200-204 (Dmf).
M. dakota Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 73, f. 205-207 (Dmf).
M. alpina Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 74 (Df).
M. g. Levi, 1977b: 210, f. 112-116 (m, Sf).
M. g. alpina Levi, 1977b: 212, f. 99-100, 106-111 (f reduced to subspecies, Sm).
M. g. Piel, 2001: 23, f. 22-28 (mf).
M. g. alpina Piel, 2001: 24, f. 29-35 (mf).
M. g. Dondale et al., 2003: 324, f. 765-772 (mf, S).

mf gressa (Keyserling, 1892)....................Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016512]
Epeira g. Keyserling, 1892: 166, pl. 8, f. 123 (Df).
Epeira seditiosa Keyserling, 1893: 212, pl. 10, f. 157 (Dm).
Araneus gressus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 295.
Araneus seditiosus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 314.
Eustala seditosa Mello-Leitão, 1943a: 179 (Tm from Araneus).
Metazygia g. Mello-Leitão, 1943a: 187 (Tf from Araneus).
M. g. Levi, 1991a: 179 (Tf from Metazygia).
M. seditiosa Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tm from Eustala).
M. g. Piel, 2001: 54, f. 149-156 (f, Sm).

mf inca Piel, 2001....................Peru [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037678]
M. i. Piel, 2001: 58, f. 164-170 (Dmf).

mf incrassata F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016514]
Epeira salei Keyserling, 1864: 93, pl. 4, f. 10-11 (Df; N.B.: suppressed by Piel, 2001: 68 for lack of usage).
Epeira salei Keyserling, 1892: 196, pl. 9, f. 145 (f).
M. i. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903a: 460, pl. 43, f. 11 (Df).
Aranea sallei F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1904: 519.
Araneus salei Petrunkevitch, 1911: 314.
M. salei Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tf from Araneus).
M. i. Piel, 2001: 68, f. 222-228 (f, Dm, S).

mf jamaicensis Archer, 1958....................Hispaniola, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Is. [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037679]
M. j. Archer, 1958: 16, f. 33 (Df).
M. j. Piel, 2001: 86, f. 293-299 (removed f from S of M. minima, contra Levi, 1977b: 206, Dm).

mf karkii (Tullgren, 1901)....................Chile, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:038314]
Araneus k. Tullgren, 1901b: 219, pl. 17, f. 4 (Df).
M. k. Piel, 2001: 46, f. 121-128 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Dm).

mf labyrinthea (Hentz, 1847)....................North America [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016515]
Epeira l. Hentz, 1847: 471, pl. 31, f. 3 (Df).
Epeira crucifera Keyserling, 1864: 132, pl. 6, f. 11-12 (Df; preoccupied by Lucas, 1835).
Epeira solitudinis Holmberg, 1881b: 122, pl. 3, f. 2 (Df).
Epeira l. Emerton, 1884: 314, pl. 34, f. 8, pl. 36, f. 11 (f, Dm).
Epeira l. Keyserling, 1893: 215, pl. 10, f. 160 (mf).
Epeira l. McCook, 1894: 171, pl. 7, f. 10-12 (mf).
Epeira l. Emerton, 1902: 174, f. 408-410 (f).
M. l. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903a: 458, pl. 43, f. 6-7 (mf).
Araneus labyrintheus Simon, 1904e: 95.
Araneus cruciferus Petrunkevitch, 1911: 287.
Araneus solitudinis Petrunkevitch, 1911: 317.
M. l. Chamberlin, 1924b: 648, f. 91-92.
M. l. Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 319, f. 194-196 (mf).
M. l. Franganillo, 1936c: 75 (S).
M. l. Comstock, 1940: 476, f. 476 (m).
M. l. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 63, f. 161-164 (mf).
Aranea keyserlingi Roewer, 1942a: 861 (replacement name for Epeira crucifera).
M. l. Muma, 1943: 95, pl. XIV, f. 1 (f).
M. l. Kaston, 1948: 226, f. 704, 724 (m).
Araneus labyrintheus Bücherl, 1959: 295, f. 19-21 (f).
M. l. Levi, 1977b: 196, f. 1-11, 14-20 (mf, S).
M. l. Coddington, 1990: 14, f. 63 (m).
M. l. Piel, 2001: 7, f. 6 (m).
M. l. Levi, 2002: 543, f. 120-122, 196 (mf).
M. l. Dondale et al., 2003: 317, f. 740-748 (mf).
M. l. Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011: 847, f. 134C (f).

mf lacandon Piel, 2001....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037680]
M. l. Piel, 2001: 37, f. 76-83 (Dmf).

f lima Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................Peru [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016517]
M. l. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 180 (Df).

mf maya Piel, 2001....................Mexico to Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037681]
M. m. Piel, 2001: 56, f. 157-163 (Dmf).

mf minima Gertsch, 1936....................USA to Honduras [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016518]
M. m. Gertsch, 1936a: 10, f. 31 (Dm).
M. m. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 174 (Df).
M. m. Levi, 1977b: 206, f. 70-77 (mf, S now rejected).
M. m. Piel, 2001: 82, f. 278-285 (mf).

mf nigriventris (Taczanowski, 1878)....................Peru, Bolivia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016519]
Epeira n. Taczanowski, 1878b: 151, pl. 1, f. 6 (Dmf).
Epeira n. Keyserling, 1893: 217, pl. 10, f. 161 (mf).
Araneus n. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 306.
M. n. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 74, f. 211-214 (Tmf from Araneus).
M. n. Piel, 2001: 38, f. 84-91 (mf).

mf olmec Piel, 2001....................Mexico to Panama [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037682]
M. o. Piel, 2001: 60, f. 178-184 (Dmf).

mf pacifica Piel, 2001....................Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037683]
M. p. Piel, 2001: 84, f. 286-292 (Dmf).

mf palustris Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................USA, Canada [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016511]
M. p. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 73, f. 208-210 (Dmf).
M. grandiosa p. Levi, 1977b: 212, f. 97-98, 101-105 (mf, reduced to subspecies).
M. p. Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 48, f. 338-340 (mf).
M. p. Dondale et al., 2003: 322, f. 758-764 (mf, elevated to species).

mf petatlan Piel, 2001....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037684]
M. p. Piel, 2001: 80, f. 271-277 (Dmf).

mf pimungan Piel, 2001....................USA [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037685]
M. p. Piel, 2001: 62, f. 192-198 (Dmf).

mf rectangula (Nicolet, 1849)....................Chile, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037398]
Epeira r. Nicolet, 1849: 500 (Df).
M. r. Piel, 2001: 32, f. 60-66 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Dm).

mf revillagigedo Piel, 2001....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037686]
M. r. Piel, 2001: 73, f. 236-242 (Dmf).

mf roraima Piel, 2001....................Colombia, Brazil, Guyana [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037687]
M. r. Piel, 2001: 53, f. 141-148 (Dmf).

mf spinipes F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 *....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016524]
M. s. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903a: 459, pl. 43, f. 9-10 (Dmf).
Epeira labyrinthea grinnelli Coolidge, 1910: 281 (Df).
Araneus s. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 317.
M. douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941b: 18, f. 21-23 (Df).
M. douglasi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 66, f. 169-170 (Dm).
M. grinnelli Levi, 1977b: 198, f. 21-27, 37-38 (elevated f from subspecies, Sm).
M. s. Piel, 2001: 34, f. 67-75 (mf, S).

mf tarapaca Piel, 2001....................Peru, Chile [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037688]
M. t. Piel, 2001: 40, f. 3, 92-99 (Dmf).

mf triangularis (Franganillo, 1930)....................Cuba, Hispaniola [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:037399]
Mangora t. Franganillo, 1930: 21, f. 7 (Df).
M. labyrinthea Franganillo, 1936c: 75 (S, rejected)
M. acostai Archer, 1958: 15, f. 36 (Df).
M. t. Archer, 1958: 15, f. 37 (f).
M. bani Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 11, 13, 17 (Dmf).
M. t. Piel, 2001: 63, f. 199-205 (removed f from S of M. labyrinthea, Sm).

mf uncata F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903....................Guatemala to Costa Rica [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016525]
M. u. F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903a: 459, pl. 43, f. 8 (Dm).
M. u. Piel, 2001: 76, f. 250-256 (m, Df).

mf ventura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942....................USA, Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016527]
M. v. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 67, f. 175-179 (Dmf).
M. ensenada Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942a: 65, f. 166-168 (Dm).
M. v. Levi, 1977b: 204, f. 53-60 (mf, S).
M. v. Piel, 2001: 71, f. 229-235 (mf).

mf vigilax (Keyserling, 1893)....................Hispaniola, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016528]
Epeira v. Keyserling, 1893: 211, pl. 10, f. 156 (Dm).
Araneus v. Petrunkevitch, 1911: 324.
M. dominicana Archer, 1965b: 132, f. 12, 18 (Df).
M. v. Levi, 1991a: 180 (Tm from Araneus).
M. v. Piel, 2001: 30, f. 53-59 (m, Sf).

f ypsilonota Mello-Leitão, 1940....................Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016530]
M. y. Mello-Leitão, 1940d: 205 (Df).