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Cryptachaea gigantipes

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Species:
Cryptachaea gigantipes
(Identification: see below)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 6 mm
Habitat:
This species frequently builds small tangled webs in or on man-made constructions such as verandahs
Toxicity:
Not known to be dangerous to humans
Cryptachaea gigantipes
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Front view
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The identity of this spider is derived from the information and images in the following paper: Smith HM, Vink CJ, Fitzgerals BM, and Sirvid PJ (2012) "Redescription and generic placement of the spider Cryptacheae gigantipes (Keyserling, 1890) (Araneae: Theridiidae) and notes on related synanthropic species in Australia" 3507, 38-56.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Parasteatoda tepidariorum and some other small theridiids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 31 December 2016.