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Orb Web Spider

By Metro6R4  
Araneus diadematus (Large garden Spider)

Taken last night on our dust bin.........

The Garden Spider is the UK's commonest 'orb web spider' and is abundant in gardens, grassland and woodland. They build their typical spider webs (spirals with radial threads) out of sticky silk. They sit in the middle of the web, waiting to feel the vibrations of a struggling insect caught in the web, at which point they rush out and wrap it tightly in silk. Once immobilised they will kill their victim with a venomous bite. Adults appear from June to November and the young emerge from their silk egg-sac the following spring.

Tags: Web Spider Insect Close-up and macro Spin Invertibrate

Voters: achieverswales, debu, Gypsyman and 9 more

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achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
10 Aug 2012 11:25AM
Stunning macro photography again Paul, he is hairy, had a bite on my thumb a few years ago from one of these! It irritated for weeks.

Kindest regards

debu 12 India
10 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Lovely macro image.
Gypsyman 11 690 England
10 Aug 2012 11:58AM
Well seen and Captured. had one down my neck 2 days ago up my garden, very pleased it did not bite, It may have tried but as you know
I am thick skinned, some say in other ways also. Eric.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 12:33PM
A detailed and extremely informative post-narrative, supported my this extraordinary macro, simply brilliant.

Regards Nathan
paskinmj 13 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 2:19PM
Great image and well detailed. Not one for the arachnophobes!!Grin
great macro love the eyes.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Norfolkboy 15 1 5 England
10 Aug 2012 5:44PM
Superb macro.
Tibetan 9 3 England
15 Aug 2012 4:54PM
A dam good close up! love the eyes, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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