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This common, Florida spider is subject to kleptoparasitic spiders, but they don't steal insects. What do they take?

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Commonly known as a Banana Spider, this spider is often parasitized by Argyrodes lanyuensis, a small spider that eats the Banana Spider's web. Many spiders eat their own webs, which are made up largely of protein. The kleptoparasitic spiders sneak in and gobble up the Banana spider's web, sometimes eating as much as 20% of the silk.
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