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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Variation in chemical composition of orb webs built by the spider Nephila claviceps (Aranae, Tetragnathidae).
Functionally independent components of prey capture are architecturally constrained in spider orb webs.
Dr Beth Mortimer, lead author of the report, which made use of the garden cross spider Araneus diadematus, said: 'Spider orb webs are multifunctional structures, where both the transmission of vibrations and the capture of prey are important.
Females are the only ones to build orb webs, and they do so for female reasons: every summer they lay an egg sac.
moss and orb webs that catch us up at dawn, dew-strewn, struggling and
They make the largest orb webs, which often exceed 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter.
Orb webs have developed as an efficient means of capturing flying insects.
Orb webs in "non-orb weaving" ogre faced spiders (Araneae: Deinopidae): a question of genealogy.
Spiders use dragline silk to form the guylines and framework for wheel-shaped orb webs.
So when they find a place, they'll make tiny orb webs to catch tiny prey.
Argiope keyserlingi females in our study regularly rebuilt their orb webs every second day, and the web decorating frequency followed this rhythm.
The physical properties of spider's silk and their role in the design of orb webs.