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Argyrodes 3mm Little Spider


Argyrodes 3mm Little Spider
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Copyright: Paulo Torck (ptorck) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 14] (327)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-14
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 60D, Canon EF-S 60 mm F2.8 macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-18 17:21
Viewed: 3105
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spiders of the genus Argyrodes (Theridiidae), also called dewdrop spiders, occur worldwide. They are best known as kleptoparasites: they steal other spiders' prey. They invade and reside in their host's web even though they can spin their own webs.[1] However, the relationship can sometimes be commensal or even mutual since the dewdrop spider can feed on small trapped insects that are not eaten by the host.[2] Some species can even prey upon the host.[1] Many species are black with silvery markings. Most species are relatively small. For example, A. incursus has a body length of 34.5 mm[3] while A. fissifrons has a body length of about 12 mm.[2]


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really a strange species with big belly area. good macro. nicely taken.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-19 1:02]

Hello Paulo.
It is Spider of the genus Argyrodes (Theridiidae), also called dewdrop spiders.Great details with excellent sharpness.Very well captured.Best regards Siggi

hello Paulo
great shot with super good details of the spider
the colours are super good naturel
i have seen this spider in real inside a web of a very big spider
he was eating the little flyes
thanks greeting ou

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