Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1936 by Willis J Gertsch
and Stanley B. Mulaik
as Aranea illaudata
Araneus pima was described in 1971, but was soon shown to be the same species.
Explanation of Names
illaudatus literally means "unpraised" in Latin, but can also mean "obscure, without fame" and "unpraisable, detestable"
Sounds like it closely resembles A. gemma.
as illaudatus - AZ, TX
as pima = OR, CA, NV, UT, AZ, NM, TX
Also found in CO & ?
~ Psyche 82, p.265
- Link to PDF explaining pima and illaudatus are the same species.
~ American Museum Novitates, No.863 (June 23, 1936), p.19
- Gertsch & Mulaik's original description of the species (PDF format, 2.2 MB).