orb web

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Noun1.orb web - a circular spider weborb web - a circular spider web    
spider web, spider's web - a web spun by spiders to trap insect prey
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The spiders commonly seen outside now are garden orb web spiders, Araneus spp., and they are the designers and builders of the large, roughly circular silk webs, suspended vertically from the stems and foliage of plants.
This risk of travelling has been demonstrated in several spider species in which less than a quarter of males observed in a female's web are likely to be found again in the web of another female (e.g., golden orb web spider, Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767).
The mixture of orb web solution and povidone-iodine showed slightly slower wound repair than all other silk treatments.
However on closer inspection they are sitting in the middle of a long orb web, often suspended between two bushes, which can be three or four feet long.
But an orb web is equipped with special features that encourage bugs to blunder into the snare.
The most similar spider composition (75%) that we found, with the dominant spider guilds orb web weavers and other hunters, was between Huehuetlan El Chico and Ixcamilpa de Guerrero.
Substrate availability may be more important than aquatic insect abundance in the distribution of riparian orb web spiders in the tropics.
London, Apr 26 ( ANI ): Male orb web spiders, who only have two chances to mate in their lives that is made even more complex by the fact that females often eat them, still look around for heavier and more fertile females if they've mated with a small one the first time round.