A revision of Herennia (Araneae : Nephilidae : Nephilinae), the Australasian 'coin spiders'

@article{Kuntner2005ARO,
  title={A revision of Herennia (Araneae : Nephilidae : Nephilinae), the Australasian 'coin spiders'},
  author={Matja{\vz} Kuntner},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={391-436}
}
  • M. Kuntner
  • Published 23 December 2005
  • Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
The nephilid ‘coin spiders’ (Herennia Thorell) are known for their arboricolous ladder webs, extreme sexual size dimorphism and peculiar sexual biology. This paper revises Herennia taxonomy, systematics, biology and biogeography. The widespread Asian Herennia multipuncta (Doleschall) ( = H. sampitana Karsch, new synonymy; = H. mollis Thorell, new synonymy) is synanthropic and invasive, whereas the other 10 species are narrowly distributed Australasian island endemics: H. agnarssoni, sp. nov. is… 
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