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Red and Silver Dewdrop Spider

Argyrodes flavescens

Description:

adult female - this species is a kleptoparasite... living on the web of a larger spider and feeding off its prey. A.flavescens most commonly inhabits the webs of araneids... and in this case... was found on the web of a Golden orb-weaver (Nephila pilipes - Araneae; Araneidae; Nephilinae). its a very small spider with a length (excluding legs) of around 3mm. legs are black... and the markedly domed and very shiny abdomen is red-orangey with silver markings. pls note that third photo has been tilted 90degs right.

Habitat:

lush vegetation within forest reserve cum recreational park

Notes:

Araneae; Theridiidae; Argyrodinae

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14 Comments

Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

@Jonathan Sequeira... muchas gracias.!

Felicidades en el SOTW

Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

thanks to everyone.!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Wow so small. Well done to snap that and congrats on the SOTW.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Congratulations on your SOTW Richard. That's a beautiful spider. Well done.

Congratulations Richard.

Congratulations on SOTD!

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

congratulations,and great spotting(:

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton a year ago

Wow! Excellent capture.

Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

oh my... im honoured.! thanks to everyone and espc. the PNs Rangers for this SOTW honour.!

MichaelS
MichaelS a year ago

Congratulations, Richard Ong, your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Rangers! This spotting has excellent field notes and you showcase a wonderful case study of kleptoparasitism.

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AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Richard Ong
Richard Ong 2 years ago

thanks @Machi

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

Wonderful photos and description!

Richard Ong
Spotted by
Richard Ong

Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 8, 2019
Submitted on Oct 18, 2019

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