Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Theridiidae Argyrodes elevatus female see view 2 dewdrop spider
Found: Laguna Beach, Ca Date: 31 July 12 ID: D710
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Argyrodes elevatus
Argyrodes elevatus is a kleptoparasitic spider that seldom builds it own tangle web but instead can commonly be found in the web of orb weavers. I found this female in the orb web of a Cyclosa turbinate (view 1). A. elevates may get a share of the host spider?s meal or remove some small prey items from the web or feed on unattacked small prey while in the web.
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