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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This assassin bug uses a tactic based on stealth to approach spiders on foot and capture the spiders at their resting sites (i.e., the hub in orb webs) (Soley & Taylor, 2012, 2013; Soley, 2016).
Garden spiders build orb webs by putting their abdomen to the night air and emit webbing into the wind until it attaches to some distant thing.
A simple dusting device for coating orb webs for field photography.
Variation in chemical composition of orb webs built by the spider Nephila claviceps (Aranae, Tetragnathidae).
Factors affecting numbers and kinds of prey caught in artificial spider webs, with consideration of how orb webs trap prey.
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.'
3a and 3b was common in a coastal plantation at Mirbah, Fujairah in mid-November 2015, where we found the spiders active in late afternoon, when they were commencing to build their nightly orb webs. The spider in our photos resembles online (Google) images of E.
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.
Araneidae Nocturnally active, these spiders build orb webs anywhere that night flying insects, such as moths, are active.
Garden spiders are conspicuous, centered in their sticky orb webs. The grass spider, though, hides at the edge of its sprawling web, lurking inside a silken cave: the hole at the bottom of the funnel.