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Steatoda grossa (C. L. Koch, 1838)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Aranea nocturna

Asagena zonata

Eucharia zonata

Lithyphantes grossus

Steatoda fulvo-lunulata

Steatoda pulchella

Steatoda punctilineata

Steatoda pusulosa

Steatoda versuta

Teutana grossa

Teutana modesta

Teutana nitida

Teutana zonata

Theridion coeliferum

Theridion fulvo-lunulatum

Theridion pulchellum

Theridion sericum

Theridion versutum

Theridium coeliferum

Theridium domesticum

Theridium grossa

Theridium grossum

Theridium nicoluccii

Theridium nitidum


New Zealand, Europe, North America, Russia, South America, China, Japan

Establishment status in New Zealand


Links to:

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


Hann SW 1994. Descriptions of four Steatoda species (Araneae, Theridiidae) found in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21: 225-238.

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.