Cobweb spiders (Theridiidae) exhibit a rich variety of web designs. Current knowledge of theridiid web architecture and evolution indicates that theridiid web design shows high within-taxon diversity and frequent convergence. Here we redescribe Achaearanea hieroglyphica (Mello-Leitão 1940), including the first description of the male, and document in this species (1) an unusual web design and (2) two dramatically different type of webs.
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