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Genus Hololena

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers)
Genus Hololena
Explanation of Names
Hololena Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1929
"The Agelenid genus names in -lena are formed to rhyme with Agelena (Hololena, Rualena, Tortolena, Calilena, Novalena)" ... "-lena has no meaning (except the taxonomic conventional meaning 'derived from Agelena')". The first element is from the Greek adjective ὅλος -η -ον 'entire, whole'."(1)
30 species in North America listed in the World Spider Catalog(2)
Hololena adnexa (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1929)
Hololena aduma Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena altura Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena atypica Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena barbarana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena curta (McCook, 1894)
Hololena dana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena frianta Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena furcata (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1929)
Hololena hola (Chamberlin, 1928)
Hololena hopi Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena lassena Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena madera Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena mimoides (Chamberlin, 1919)
Hololena monterea Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena nedra Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena nevada (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1929)
Hololena oola Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena oquirrhensis (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1930)
Hololena pacifica (Banks, 1896)
Hololena parana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena pearcei Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena rabana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena santana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena septata Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena sidella Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena sula Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena tentativa (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1929)
Hololena tulareana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Hololena turba Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Some experts (eg Rick Vetter) have suggested that spiders of this genus are very hard to identify, even with the mature preserved spider in hand, and this genus is likely in need of a modern revision.
Hololena adnexa: CA(3)
Hololena aduma: CA(3)
Hololena altura: CA(3)
Hololena atypica: CO(3)
Hololena barbarana: CA(3)
Hololena curta: CA(3)
Hololena dana: CA(3)
Hololena frianta: CA(3)
Hololena furcata: CA(3)
Hololena hola: UT(3)
Hololena hopi: AZ(3)
Hololena lassena: CA(3)
Hololena madera: AZ(3)
Hololena mimoides: UT, AZ(3)
Hololena monterea: CA(3)
Hololena nedra: CA, OR, WA(3)
Hololena nevada: NV, UT(3)
Hololena oola: CA(3)
Hololena oquirrhensis: AZ, ID, UT(3)
Hololena pacifica: CA(3)
Hololena parana: NV(3)
Hololena pearcei: CA(3)
Hololena rabana: OR(3)
Hololena santana: CA(3)
Hololena septata: CA(3)
Hololena sidella: CA(3)
Hololena sula: CA(3)
Hololena tentativa: CA(3)
Hololena tulareana: CA(3)
Hololena turba: CA(3)
Internet References
World Spider Catalog (2017). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 18.0, accessed on July 8,2017.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America
2.World Spider Catalog
3.Agelenidae of the genera Hololena, Novalena, Rualena and Melpomene.
Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. 1942. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.