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Steatoda bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view


male lateral view


male ventral view


Old names and synonyms

Aranea bipunctata

Aranea M. album

Aranea punctata

Aranea quadripunctata

Epeira ancora

Eucharia bipunctata

Eucharia quadripunctata

Phrurolithus ornatus

Stearodea bipunctata

Steatoda brasiliana

Steatoda quadripunctatum

Theridion 4-punctatum

Theridion quadripunctatum

Theridium bipunctata

Theridium cruciatum



Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

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


Paquin P, Dupérré N 2003. Guide d'identification des Araignées (Araneae) du Québec. Fabreries Supplément 11: 1-251.

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.