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Argyrodes argyrodes  (Walckenaer, 1842)
Main synonym = Linyphia argyrodes    Walckenaer, 1842
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Theridiidae
Dewdrop Spider     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Though these spiders are capable of constructing webs, they prefer to reside in those of other species, where they feed on prey ensnared by the other spider. This behaviour is known as kleptoparasitism ('parasitism by theft'). The specimen below was found together with Agriope lobata.

Check this video were one can see two different species of spiders (Nephila + Argyrodes) on the same web. - [ Video Link ]






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