Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Cryptachaea  Archer, 1946   3 species

Cryptachaea veruculata  (Urquhart, 1886)


Conductor transversely truncated distally. Opisthosoma with dark median stripe, otherwise white, laterally brownish with dark stripes.

Body length male: 2.5-3.5 mm
Body length female: 3.7-5.2 mm
Additional information

On bushes and sometimes on trees. Imported from Australia or New Zealand and established in Scilly (GB) at the beginning of the 20th century, discovered in Belgium in 1992, further records is expected in Europe

This species of Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and could establish.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Australia, New Zealand. Introduced to Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf