Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Dew-drop spider

Argyrodes antipodiana Cambridge

Order: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae

Size range

  • Very small spider. Body length less than 3 mm


  • An Australian spider
  • Found in North Island and northern South Island

Life History

  • Often found in the webs of other spiders, especially orbwebs
  • Also builds a small web of its own as an escape route, a refuge, a storage area, as well as a snare
  • Feeds on small flying insects taken from the web builder