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.
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