Parasteatoda is a genus of spiders in the family Theridiidae. Parasteatoda spiders have been sighted 117 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Parasteatoda includes 5 countries and 28 states in the United States. Parasteatoda is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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


Allan Frost Archer, 1946

Sightings Overview

There have been 117 confirmed sightings of Parasteatoda, with the most recent sighting submitted on June 28, 2019 by Spider ID member fiddlesticks. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 117 sightings because of certain Parasteatoda sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 75% of the time, Parasteatoda spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 75)
  • Sex: 45 female and 29 male.
  • Environment: Parasteatoda has been sighted 39 times outdoors, and 38 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (32). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (4). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1).

Location and Range

Parasteatoda has been sighted in the following countries: Argentina, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, United States.

Parasteatoda has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, None, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.


Parasteatoda has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 2
  • February: 5
  • March: 16
  • April: 15
  • May: 23
  • June: 12
  • July: 4
  • August: 15
  • September: 5
  • October: 10
  • November: 5
  • December:

Parasteatoda Species

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