The Find-a-Spider Guide

The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide
Find a spider by...     common name     location       species       family       webs and egg sacs     photos

Cryptachaea veruculata

Fact Box
Species:
Cryptachaea veruculata
(N. Platnick)
Previous species name:
Achaearanea veruculata (JS)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: 1.5 mm
Habitat:
this species builds a small untidy web in vegetation and especially under ledges of man-made constructions such as bridges and picnic tables
Toxicity:
Not known to be dangerous to humans but handle larger specimens with caution
Cryptachaea veruculata
Click to enlarge
From above
Click to enlarge
Inside a flower
Click to enlarge
The male
Click to enlarge
Underneath male
Click to enlarge
Another view
Click to enlarge
Side view
Click to enlarge
Female underside
Click to enlarge
Female epigynum

This spider is similar to the small theridiid species that are common in webs associated with garden shrubs.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 December 2010.