Platycryptus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae. Platycryptus spiders have been sighted 116 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Platycryptus includes 2 countries and 34 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 116 confirmed sightings of Platycryptus, with the most recent sighting submitted on August 24, 2020 by Spider ID member towerchick. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 116 sightings because of certain Platycryptus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 4% of the time, Platycryptus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 92)
  • Sex: 20 female and 9 male.
  • Environment: Platycryptus has been sighted 43 times outdoors, and 50 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (37). 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, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin.


Platycryptus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 3
  • March: 8
  • April: 19
  • May: 44
  • June: 11
  • July: 9
  • August: 8
  • September: 4
  • October: 5
  • November:
  • December: 3

Platycryptus Species

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