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Parasteatoda tepidariorum, female and male in her web. The male is attempting to mate. It was a miserable failure. He strummed the web to signal that he was there and she lunged at him. He waited a long time then they waved legs toward each other. He approached and she lunged. He kept trying different directions and every time she lunged. Twice I saw him take snack breaks. He bit into things in her web and sucked them into his mouth like a strand of spaghetti. This went on for hours. She stood her ground. I left and came back two hours later. They were in the same spots. The male was dead. I think he died on his own, it didn't look like the female ever touched him.