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Argyrodes argyrodes (Walckenaer, 1841)

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Description of Argyrodes argyrodes (Dewdrop spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen remarkably high and pointed. Colour and markings very variable. Often silver with black spots and sometimes red areas.
Carapace dark brown to black.
Legs yellowish to brown.
Palps dark brown to black.

Male 4 to 6 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Carapace strongly elevated at the front with two hairy lumps. On the posterior lump the median eyes are located.

Habitat

Hot, dry, stony areas in the webs of Cyrtophora citricola and Argiope -species. The spider ‘steals’ the smaller prey in the web of his host.

Distribution

Occurs in the Mediterranean area.

Period

The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.