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Steatoda triangulosa (Walckenaer, 1802)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Aranea triangulosa

Steatoda triangulifera

Steatoda venustissima

Teutana lugubris

Teutana triangulosa

Teutana triangulosa punica

Theridion flavo-maculatum

Theridion punicum

Theridion saylori

Theridion serpentinum

Theridion triangulifer

Theridium venustissimum


Europe, North America, China, Japan, Israel

Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

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


Levi HW 1967. Cosmopolitan and pantropical species of theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae). Pacific Insects 9: 175-186.

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

Paquin P, Dupérré N, Labelle S 2009. Introduced spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in an artificial ecosystem in eastern Canada. Entomological News 119: 217-226.

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 1995. Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. London, HarperCollins: 383 p.