Cobweb Weavers

Theridiidae, the cobweb-weaving spiders, are often found in the webs of other spiders, and in Pointe Blanche the other day I actually found six sharing the web with one silver argiope. These spiders are kleptoparasites, and they typically eat insects caught in the larger spider’s web. To be fair, though, these are often insects that are too small to be of interest to the host spider.

At the moment I am unsure of which species are on the island. It seems that there are probably several different ones, although color variations and sexual dimorphism may make it look like there are more varieties than there actually are.

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