- 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 4 confirmed sightings of Steatoda capensis (False Katipo Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 27, 2019 by Spider ID member etienne-noddy. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 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: 4)
- Sex: 0 female and 3 male.
- Environment: Steatoda capensis has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). 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.
- February: 1
- March: 2
- May: 1