- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Arachnida
- Order: Araneae
- Suborder: Araneomorphae
- Family: Theridiidae
- Genus: Steatoda
- Species: Steatoda capensis
Other Common Names
False Katipo spider, Black Cobweb Spider, False Widow Spider.
There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Steatoda capensis (False Katipo Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 11, 2018 by Spider ID member lankyhots. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Steatoda capensis sightings reporting incomplete data.
- Web: 0% of the time, Steatoda capensis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
- Sex: 0 female and 2 male.
- Environment: Steatoda capensis has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Under rock or debris (1).
Location and Range
Steatoda capensis (False Katipo Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
Steatoda capensis has been primarily sighted during the month of March.
- March: 2
- May: 1