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Cryptachaea is a genus of spiders in the family Theridiidae. Cryptachaea spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cryptachaea includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Cryptachaea is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Cryptachaea


Archer, 1946

Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Cryptachaea, with the most recent sighting submitted on April 8, 2019 by Spider ID member erica6. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Cryptachaea sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Cryptachaea spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Cryptachaea has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3).

Location and Range

Cryptachaea has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand.


Cryptachaea has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
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  • March: 2
  • April: 1
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Cryptachaea Species