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Orbweb spiders (Cryptic) Genus: Cryptaranea

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Cryptaranea
Common name: Cryptic Orbweb spiders

Cryptaranea is a genus of spiders in the Araneidae family. It was first described in 1988 by Court & Forster. As of 2017, it contains 7 species, all from New Zealand

Cryptaranea comprises the following species:

Cryptaranea albolineata (Urquhart, 1893)
Cryptaranea atrihastula (Urquhart, 1891)
Cryptaranea invisibilis (Urquhart, 1892)
Cryptaranea stewartensis Court & Forster, 1988
Cryptaranea subalpina Court & Forster, 1988
Cryptaranea subcompta (Urquhart, 1887)
Cryptaranea venustula (Urquhart, 1891) 

Cryptaranea atrihastula (Ladder Web Spider)


Cryptic orbweb Family: Araneidae 


Unidentified cryptic orbweb spider.


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