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Red and Silver Dewdrop Spider (♂)

Argyrodes flavescens

Description:

This is a spider that i found on the tree in my backyard. It inhabits the webs of Batik Golden Web Spider (Nephila antipodiana). This spider is red in color, its abdomen has 2 silver spots, its legs are black, and it has grotesque-looking bumps on their head. The size of this spider is about 3 mm in length (not including its legs). This one is a male spider. Here is the female one that i found on the same web - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/151....

Habitat:

- Spotted hanging on the jack-fruit tree in my backyard. Usually, it can be found around the garden and bushes (commonly inhabits the webs of a larger spider).

Notes:

- This is a spider belonging to the family Theridiidae. Like other members of this genus, this species is a kleptoparasite, living on the web of a larger spider and feeding off its prey. Here is my spotting of Batik Golden Web Spider (Nephila antipodiana) - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/146....
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Arachnida
* Order: Araneae
* Suborder: Araneomorphae
* Family: Theridiidae
* Genus: Argyrodes
* Species: A. flavescens

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Lanzz
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Lanzz

Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 27, 2014

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