Argyrodes antipodianusCommon name: Dewdrop Spider

Meaning of name: Unknown

Distribution: This spider has been found throughout Australia.

Remarks: The females of the Dewdrop Spider can grow to have a body length of approximately 4 millimetres, but the males only reach about 2.5 millimetres.

These spiders are kleptoparasitic, meaning they steal the food of other spiders. They are usually found in the webs of orb weaving spiders, like Nephila edulis.

These photographs were taken in December.

References: Spiders of Australia

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