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Cryptachaea gigantipes |
(Identification: see below)
female: 6 mm|
male: 6 mm
This species frequently builds small tangled webs in or on man-made constructions such as verandahs
Not known to be dangerous to humans
The identity of this spider is derived from the information and images in the following paper: Smith HM, Vink CJ, Fitzgerald 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.
Known range: Found mostly in houses and other buildings from Bundaberg down to Melbourne and across to Tasmania and to Adelaide.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Parasteatoda tepidariorum and some other small theridiids.
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Last updated 20 January 2022.