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Orb - Weaver Spider

By Delbon  
The common Orb Spider found in most gardens and woodland

The Orb Weaver Spiders web has always been thought of as an engineering marvel. In building it, the spider starts with a line, floated on the wind to another surface. The spider secures the line and then drops another line from the center, making a "Y". The rest of the scaffolding follows with a number of radii of non-sticky silk being constructed before a final spiral of sticky capture silk. Characteristically, the prey insect that blunders into the sticky lines is stunned by a quick bite and then wrapped in silk. If the prey is a venomous insect, such as a wasp, wrapping may precede biting.

Sincere thanks for all your votes and comments on my previous uploads

Kind regards

Tags: Web Close-up and macro Orb spider Wildlife and nature

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Dec 2011 12:27AM
I like your infromative text as well as this super macro!

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JPatrickM 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2011 12:27AM
Great macro shot. Imagine if it really was this size !
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Dec 2011 12:41AM
excellent shot and learned something as well. thanks for that
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Dec 2011 12:43AM
What a superb shot of the Orb (well named given the shape of it's abdomen), Del: the detail is really impressive.
And your accompanying narrative adds so much to one's knowledge of the subject.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
10 Dec 2011 12:47AM
I hate spiders no matter how cleaver they are. He is handsome and hairy I must admit but he gives me goose bumps,
so I am glad he is your side of the fence……….

The Orb spider is a weaver. How about the Red Back have you done that one yet........... A mighty close up. Well done. WesternRed.
10 Dec 2011 2:42AM
Hi Del, this is a superb image, excellent details in the image.. frantastic...

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
10 Dec 2011 6:24AM
A cracking close-up, Del, wonderful detail in this beautiful spider. Carol
10 Dec 2011 7:45AM
Great detail and an interesting write up. Good stuff. A
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
10 Dec 2011 8:07AM
great detail capture, .. and pretty ingenious insect it is Wink Grin

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