Resources:
Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Cryptachaea  Archer, 1946   3 species

Cryptachaea veruculata  (Urquhart, 1886)

Description

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Australia (mainland, Norfolk Is., Lord Howe Is.). Introduced to Britain, Belgium, New Zealand
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
females until autumn
Figures
References

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion Natuur Baarn, Netherlands

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2