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Description of Argyrodes argyrodes (Dewdrop spider)
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.
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.
Occurs in the Mediterranean area.
The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.