Cheiracanthium wilma Benoit, 1977:80



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helebiona wilma Benoit, 1977


Helebiona was synonymised with Cheiracanthium by (Lotz, 2007a:5)


Conservation Status


Last record: 5-6 May 1967 (Lotz, 2007a:66) or 1995 (Mendel et al., 2008/2013:38)


Possibly still extant (Ashmole & Ashmole, 2004b), but not found during a search in 2005/06 (Mendel et al., 2008/2013:38).



St. Helena


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Benoit, P. L. G. (1977). Fam. Clubionidae. In La faune terrestre de l'île de Saite-Hélène IV. Annls Mus. r. Afr. cent. (Zool.-Ser. 8°) 220: 64-81.


Other references:

Ashmole, Philip, and, Ashmole, Myrtle. (2004a). The invertebrates of Prosperous Bay Plain, St Helena: A survey, by Philip and Myrtle Ashmole, September – December 2003. Commissioned by the St Helena Government and financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Peebles, Scotland: Kidston Mill.

Ashmole, Philip, and, Ashmole, Myrtle. (2004b). Guide to Invertebrates of Prosperous Bay Plain, St Helena and Illustrated account of species found on the Eastern Arid Area (EAA), including Prosperous Bay Plain, Holdfast Tom and Horse Point Plain. Peebles, Scotland: Kidston Mill. 92 pp.

Lotz, L. N. (1995). The genus Cheiracanthium (Araneae: Clubionidae) in southern Africa. Doctoral dissertation, University of the Free State.

Lotz, L. N. (2007a). The genus Cheiracanthium (Araneae: Miturgidae) in the Afrotropical region: 1: revision of known species. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein 23(1): 1-76. [pp. 2-4; pp. 4-71]

Lotz, L. N. (2007b). The genus Cheiracanthium (Araneae: Miturgidae) in the Afrotropical Region: 2: description of new species: systematics. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum: Researches of the National Museum, 23(5): 148-180.

Mendel, Howard, Ashmole, Philip and Ashmole, Myrtle. (2008/2013). Invertebrates of the Central Peaks and Peak Dale, St Helena. Report to the St Helena National Trust. 122pp. [originally published in 2008; taxonomy updated by David Pryce in 2013]

Zhang, J., Yu, H. and Li, S. (2020). New cheiracanthiid spiders from Xishuangbanna rainforest, southwestern China (Araneae, Cheiracanthiidae). ZooKeys 940: 51-77.


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