All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Dewdrop Spider</strong> - female<em>Argyrodes elevatus</em>Milton, FLAugust 30, 2008I first noticed this little silver spider as a white spot on the photos I had taken of the Golden Silk Spider. When I looked for the cause of the spot...
Dewdrop Spider - female
Argyrodes elevatus
Milton, FL
August 30, 2008

I first noticed this little silver spider as a white spot on the photos I had taken of the Golden Silk Spider. When I looked for the cause of the spots, I saw this one and several others like it.
Thanks to Eric at Bugguide for identifying her for me! He also told me that these spiders are "cleptoparasites", they have an interesting, and very risky, habit of living on other spiders' webs and stealing their prey from the often very large webs.

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