Family: Agelenidae C. L. Koch,1837 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0037] Detail
In synonymy:
Ritalena Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 = Melpomene O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898 (Roth, 1972: 11, Roth & Brame, 1972: 45)
Gen. Melpomene O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01833] Detail
N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Ritalena Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941 by Roth, 1972: 11 and Roth & Brame, 1972: 45.
Transferred to other genera:
Melpomene bipunctata (Roth, 1967) -- see Novalena
Melpomene bicavata (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902) | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021060]
Agelenopsis bicavata F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902a: 337, pl. 32, f. 4 (Df).
Agelena bicavata Petrunkevitch, 1911: 527.
Melpomene bicavata Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 238, f. 74-76 (f, Dm).
Melpomene bicavata Roth & Brame, 1972: 45, f. 62 (m).
Melpomene bicavata Roth, 1982: 7-9, f. 62 (m).
Melpomene bicavata Roth, 1985: B1-8, f. 62 (m).
Melpomene bicavata Roth, 1994: 54, f. 62 (m).
Melpomene chamela Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017 | f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:049581]
Melpomene chamela Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b: 583, f. 3D-F, 4C,F (Df).
Melpomene chiricana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | f | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021062]
Melpomene chiricana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 240, f. 78 (Df).
Melpomene coahuilana (Gertsch & Davis, 1940) | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021063]
Agelena coahuilana Gertsch & Davis, 1940a: 2, f. 5 (Df).
Melpomene coahuilana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 240, f. 64 (f).
Melpomene coahuilana Lehtinen, 1967: 449, f. 250 (Dm).
Melpomene coahuilana Gómez-Rodríguez & Salazar, 2012: 2, f. I.10A-B (mf).
Melpomene elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898 * | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021064]
Melpomene elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898a: 285, pl. 39, f. 6 (Dm).
Agelenopsis elegans F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902a: 336, pl. 31, f. 37 (m).
Agelena elegans Petrunkevitch, 1911: 527.
Melpomene elegans Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 238.
Melpomene elegans Lehtinen, 1967: 449, f. 249 (m).
Melpomene elegans Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b: 582, f. 1A-B, 3A-C, 4A-B (Df).
Melpomene panamana (Petrunkevitch, 1925) | f | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021065]
Agelena panamana Petrunkevitch, 1925a: 161, f. 82 (Df).
Melpomene panamana Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 241.
Melpomene penetralis (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902) | f | Costa Rica     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021066]
Agelenopsis penetralis F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902a: 337, pl. 32, f. 8 (Df).
Agelena penetralis Banks, 1909a: 202.
Melpomene penetralis Roth, 1956b: 177 (Tf from Agelenopsis).
Melpomene plesia Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942 | f | Panama     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021067]
Melpomene plesia Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 239, f. 77 (Df).
Melpomene plesia Lehtinen, 1967: 449, f. 252 (f).
Melpomene quadrata (Kraus, 1955) | f | El Salvador     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021068]
Agelenopsis quadrata Kraus, 1955b: 32, f. 86 (Df).
Melpomene quadrata Roth, 1972: 11 (Tf from Agelenopsis).
Ritalena quadrata Brignoli, 1983c: 479.
Melpomene rita (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941) | f | USA     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021069]
Ritalena rita Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941a: 613, f. 84 (Df).
Melpomene rita Roth & Brame, 1972: 45, f. 63 (f).
Melpomene rita Roth, 1982: 7-9, f. 63 (f).
Melpomene rita Roth, 1985: B1-8, f. 63 (f).
Melpomene rita Roth, 1994: 54, f. 63 (f).
Melpomene singula (Gertsch & Ivie, 1936) | m | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021070]
Agelena singula Gertsch & Ivie, 1936: 23, f. 49-50 (Dm).
Melpomene singula Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 241, f. 79-80 (m).
Melpomene singula Stocks, 2009: 6, f. 14-15 (m).
Melpomene solisi Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017 | m f | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:049582]
Melpomene solisi Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b: 584, f. 1C-F, 2A-E, 4D-G,E-H (Dmf).
Melpomene transversa (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902) | m | Mexico     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:021071]
Agelenopsis transversa F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902a: 336, pl. 31, f. 38 (Dm).
Agelena transversa Petrunkevitch, 1911: 529.
Melpomene transversa Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 241.
Melpomene transversa Ibarra-Núñez, Maya-Morales & Chamé-Vázquez, 2011: 1186, f. 6e (m).
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