This is a family of spiders in the superfamily Araneoidea. One of the genus in this family is Argyrodes (Dewdrop Spiders). Most Argyrodes spiders live kleptoparasitically in the web of other spiders. They are called kleptoparasites because they feed on the host's food. They are small in size (usually several mm). The Red Silver Spider (Argyrodes flavescens) is most commonly encountered as they live in the web of Golden Web Spiders and can be identified by the triangular abdomen with silvery spots.
Rolled-leaf Comb-footed Spider Achaearanea mundulum
Silver Comb-footed Spider Argyrodes argentatus
Split-faced Silver Spider Argyrodes fissifrons
Whip Spider Argyrodes flagellum
Red Silver Spider Argyrodes flavescens
Golden Comb-footed Spider Chrysso sp.
Argyrodes sp. at Dairy Farm ©Steven Chong
Red Silver Spider (Argyrodes flavescens) at Central Catchment ©Eddy Lee
Female Batik Golden Web Spider (Nephila antipodiana) with its tiny mate and large Nephila meal. The red triangular spider on the outer edge of the web is Argyrodes flavescens. Botanic Gardens ©Tan KH