Cryptachaea gigantipes
(White Porch Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Cryptachaea gigantipes, commonly known as White Porch Spider, belongs to the genus Cryptachaea, in the family Theridiidae. Cryptachaea gigantipes spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cryptachaea gigantipes includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Cryptachaea gigantipes 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
  • Species: Cryptachaea gigantipes

Other Common Names

White Porch Spider


(Keyserling, 1890)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider), 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 gigantipes sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand.


Cryptachaea gigantipes has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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  • March: 2
  • April: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
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