Platycryptus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae. Platycryptus spiders have been sighted 95 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Platycryptus includes 2 countries and 31 states in the United States. Platycryptus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Platycryptus


David E. Hill, 1979

Sightings Overview

There have been 95 confirmed sightings of Platycryptus, with the most recent sighting submitted on February 19, 2024 by Spider ID member hakuna-matata. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 95 sightings because of certain Platycryptus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 4% of the time, Platycryptus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 95)
  • Sex: 5 female and 2 male.
  • Environment: Platycryptus has been sighted 44 times outdoors, and 52 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (38). Low foliage (2). High foliage (2). Ground layer (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Platycryptus has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Platycryptus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.


Platycryptus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 4
  • March: 8
  • April: 15
  • May: 42
  • June: 10
  • July: 5
  • August: 2
  • September: 2
  • October: 4
  • November:
  • December: 3

Platycryptus Species

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