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Parasteatoda tepidariorum (C. L. Koch, 1841)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Achaearanea tepidariorum

Steatoda tepidariorum

Theridion marmoreum

Theridion pallidum

Theridion tepidariorum

Theridion varium

Theridion vulgare


New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Seychelles, Korea, Georgia, Scandinavia, Russia, New Guinea

Establishment status in New Zealand


Links to:

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


Paquin P, Vink CJ, Dupérré N 2010. Spiders of New Zealand: Annotated Family Key & Species List. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press: vii +118 p.

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.

Roberts MJ 1985. The Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Colchester, Harley Books: 229 p.