orb-weaving spider

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Noun1.orb-weaving spider - a spider that spins a circular (or near circular) web
spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
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Orb-weaving spider diversity in the Ibera Marshlands, Argentina.
A phylogenetic analysis of the orb-weaving spider family Araneidae (Arachnida, Araneae).
In the apricot tree, a large orb-weaving spider (whose genus bears the grandiose name of Eriphora), was busy weaving her web, and around the vegetable garden, monarch flycatchers flipped and spun in their nightly food drive.
The researchers obtained the gene from a gland of the golden orb-weaving spider, Nephila clavipes.
Rounding out the top 10 picks is an orb-weaving spider from Madagascar that was named for Charles Darwin - Caerostris darwini.
While many insects secrete silks of varying quality, the dragline silk of the golden orb-weaving spider, Nephila clavipes, has attracted the most scientific attention.
When protein-rich droplets squeeze through tiny pores on the abdomen of a silkworm or orb-weaving spider, they have nearly the consistency of water.
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Scientists from the United States and Slovenia have discovered the largest orb-weaving spider in South Africa.
Foraging strategies of Eriophora edax (Araneae, Araneidae): a nocturnal orb-weaving spider.
Thus, females reaching adulthood later in the year at this site presumably had access to fewer male suitors, a pattern also seen with the orb-weaving spider Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus 1767) due to a similar sex ratio shift (Higgins 2000).
The scientists fired beams of ionised metal compounds at lengths of silk from the orb-weaving spider Araneus diatematus using a technology called atomic layer deposition (ALD).
Selection on male size, leg length and condition during mate search in a sexually highly dimorphic orb-weaving spider.