Taxon details

Steatoda capensis Hann, 1990

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2024-06-09
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho. Introduced to St. Helena, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii
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Taxonomic references
Teutana lepida O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1904b: 154, pl. 11, f. 2 (Dmf; preoccupied by O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880, see Steatoda lepida) [].
Steatoda lepida Benoit, 1977i: 139, f. 59a-c (f).
Steatoda capensis Hann, 1990: 283 (replacement name).
Steatoda capensis Hann, 1994: 226, f. 1-6 (mf).
Steatoda capensis Paquin, Vink & Dupérré, 2010: 62, f. 34.15-17 (mf).
Steatoda capensis Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021A: 14, p. 13: 2 f., p. 14: 5 f., p. 15: 2 f. (f).
Steatoda capensis Dippenaar-Schoeman & Paton, 2024: 19, f. 1-11 (mf).

Benoit, P. L. G. (1977i). Fam. Theridiidae. In: La faune terrestre de l'île de Sainte-Hélène IV. Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences zoologiques (Zool.-Ser. 8°) 220: 131-152. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2021A). The Theridiidae of South Africa. Part 2 [R-T]. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 49 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7515998 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. & Paton, J. (2024). Notes on the false button spider Steatoda capensis Hann, 1990 in South Africa (Araneae: Theridiidae). SANSA Newsletter 50: 19-21. doi:10.5281/zenodo.11526860 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hann, S. W. (1990). A new combination involving Lithyphantes lepidus Cambridge 1897 and a new name for Teutana lepida Cambridge 1903 (Araneae, Theridiidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 17: 283. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hann, S. W. (1994). Descriptions of four Steatoda species (Araneae, Theridiidae) found in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21: 225-238. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paquin, P., Vink, C. & Dupérré, N. (2010). Spiders of New Zealand: annotated family key & species list. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand, 118 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1904b). Descriptions of some new species and characters of three new genera, of Araneidea from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 3: 143-165, pl. 9-12. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2024-06-09 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman & Paton, 2024 n/a
2023-06-24 Species distribution update n/a (Old value)
2023-02-10 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021A n/a
2019-05-21 Species distribution update Haddad & Marusik, 2019 n/a (Old value)
2014-09-29 Species distribution update Wesołowska & Haddad, 2014 n/a (Old value)