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Dewdrop spider

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Species:
Argyrodes antipodianus (RM)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 3mm
male: 2.5 mm
Habitat:
On the edge of the web of some large orb-weaver species
Toxicity:
Too small to be harmful
Argyrodes antipodianus
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Male, side view
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Male from above
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Another male

The silvery abdomen, which typically has a sharp peak at the rear, reflects light and thus gives this tiny spider the appearance of a drop of dew.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Argyrodes species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 February 2009.