Ariamnes uwepa

Ariamnes uwepa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Ariamnes
Species: A. uwepa
Binomial name
Ariamnes uwepa
R.G. Gillespie & M.A.J. Rivera, 2007

Ariamnes uwepa is a species of spider from the family Theridiidae. It is only known to be found on Oahu, in the Hawaiian Islands. The name derives from the Hawaiian word "uwepa," meaning whip.[1]


A. uwepa length varies from 6.3 to 7.2 millimetres (0.25 to 0.28 in) in males and from 10.0 to 10.5 millimetres (0.39 to 0.41 in) in females. Living specimens have a bright gold abdomen, sometimes with red.[1]

Range and habitat

Very little is known about the range. Specimens have been collected from mesic habitat, often found under leaves. Species has been exclusively found on Oahu.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Gillespie, R.G.; Rivera, M.A.J. "Free-living spiders of the genus Ariamnes (Araneae, Theridiidae) in Hawaii" (PDF). The Journal of Arachnology. 35: 11–37. doi:10.1636/h04-05.1. Retrieved 11 March 2012.

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