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Platycryptus

The Platycryptus is a genus of jumping spiders indigenous to parts of Central America, North America, and Brazil, comprising only four species as per August 2019 records.

Platycryptus Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Platycryptus arizonensisPlatycryptus californicusPlatycryptus magnus
Tan Jumping (Platycryptus undatus)

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: The females of this genus have a body length of 13mm (0.51 inches), while the males are 10 mm (0.39 inches) long.

Color: They mostly have a brown body with orange stripes.

Other Characteristic Features: Though there are no prominent identifying characteristics, the features differ from one species to the other.

Eggs

The eggs lay in a fluffy silken sac, protected by the mother.

Spiderlings

They remain with their mother for a while and then drift apart to love independently.

The Web

Belonging to the family of jumping spiders, species of this genus do not make webs but make tiny shelters under barks or leaves.

Are Spiders of The Platycryptus Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They are non-aggressive spiders and bite when provoked, with their venom being harmless to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan  Approximately one year
Distribution   Parts of Central America, and North America, as well as Brazil
Predators Reptiles, birds, big mammals, wasps
Habitat Fences, tree trunk, walls
Diet Insects and small spiders

Did You Know

  • D. E. Hill described the genus for the first time in the year 1979.

Image Credits: idtools.org

The Platycryptus is a genus of jumping spiders indigenous to parts of Central America, North America, and Brazil, comprising only four species as per August 2019 records.

Platycryptus Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Platycryptus arizonensisPlatycryptus californicusPlatycryptus magnus
Tan Jumping (Platycryptus undatus)

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: The females of this genus have a body length of 13mm (0.51 inches), while the males are 10 mm (0.39 inches) long.

Color: They mostly have a brown body with orange stripes.

Other Characteristic Features: Though there are no prominent identifying characteristics, the features differ from one species to the other.

Eggs

The eggs lay in a fluffy silken sac, protected by the mother.

Spiderlings

They remain with their mother for a while and then drift apart to love independently.

The Web

Belonging to the family of jumping spiders, species of this genus do not make webs but make tiny shelters under barks or leaves.

Are Spiders of The Platycryptus Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They are non-aggressive spiders and bite when provoked, with their venom being harmless to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan  Approximately one year
Distribution   Parts of Central America, and North America, as well as Brazil
Predators Reptiles, birds, big mammals, wasps
Habitat Fences, tree trunk, walls
Diet Insects and small spiders

Did You Know

  • D. E. Hill described the genus for the first time in the year 1979.

Image Credits: idtools.org

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