Platycryptus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae. Platycryptus spiders have been sighted 33 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Platycryptus includes 2 countries and 15 states in the United States. Platycryptus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of August.

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 33 confirmed sightings of Platycryptus, with the most recent sighting submitted on March 17, 2018 by Spider ID member wicked1. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 33 sightings because of certain Platycryptus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Platycryptus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 9)
  • Sex: 15 female and 7 male.
  • Environment: Platycryptus has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 6 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). High foliage (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, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin.


Platycryptus has been primarily sighted during the month of August.

  • January:
  • February: 2
  • March: 5
  • April: 4
  • May: 2
  • June: 1
  • July: 5
  • August: 6
  • September: 4
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December: 1

Platycryptus Species