Cobweb spider (White Porch spider) Cryptachaea gigantipes
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Species: C. gigantipes
Binomial name: Cryptachaea gigantipes
Synonym: Theridion gigantipes
Common name: Porch spider, White porch spider
Cryptachaea gigantipes is a small cobweb spider found in Eastern Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand where it is an adventive species.
It is a common spider in New Zealand and can be found in corners of walls and windows. It has a body length of about 6mm. The male has a thinner body than the female in the photos. When in sitting in its web it raises its two forelegs over its body.
The long-legged Cryptachaea gigantipes
The body colour patterns are variable.
A female with her spiderlings.
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