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Cryptachaea blattea (Urquhart, 1886)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Achaearanea acoreensis
Achaearanea blattea
Achaearanea teja
Achaearanea geochares
Cryptachaea acoreensis
Dipoena blattea
Dipoena tubercula
Theridion acoreensis
Theridium albo-gullatum
Theridium blatteus
Theridium setiger
Theridium tuberculum


New Zealand, Chile, USA, Canada, Saint Helena, Republic of Cape Verde, Portugal, Belgium

Establishment status in New Zealand


Links to:

- taxonomic page;
- image gallery (female/male).


Platnick NI 2013. The world spider catalog, version 14.0. American Museum of Natural History, online at http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/index.html DOI: 10.5531/db.iz.0001.

Vink CJ, Dupérré N, Paquin P, Fitzgerald BM, Sirvid PJ 2009. The cosmopolitan spider Cryptachaea blattea (Urquhart 1886) (Araneae: Theridiidae): Redescription, including COI sequence, and new synonymy. Zootaxa 2133: 55-63.