Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Theridiidae Argyrodes elevatus male see view 5 dewdrop spider
Found: Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach, Ca Date: 22 July 12 ID: D713
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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. This male was in the orb web of a Argiope argentata. 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. Note the weird cephalothorax (view 6).
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