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Noun1.orb-weaver - spiders that spin orb websorb-weaver - spiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Argiope, genus Argiope - the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
Aranea, Araneus, genus Aranea, genus Araneus - a genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders
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Yet another study in Veracruz, Mexico, found that some orb-weaver spiders will start to dismantle their webs during totality, and then rebuild them when the sun's face is revealed once again.
As they report today in an advance online paper in Nature Genetics, Penn scientists and their collaborators sequenced the full genome of the golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila clavipes), a prolific silk-spinner that turns out to produce 28 varieties of silk proteins.
Led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, a team of scientists conducted the largest-ever genome study of spider silks and identified 28 different varieties of silk protein that are produced by the golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila clavipes).
Live exhibits will include the Goliath bird-eating tarantula, which is big enough to cover a dinner plate and the gold orb-weaver spider which spins a web two metres in diameter.
The American Orb-Weaver Genera Cyclosa, Metazygia and Eustala North of Mexico (Araneae, Araneidae).
In the summers, my younger brother and I would use old jars to raise caterpillars into butterflies or keep an orb-weaver spider and watch it catch its prey.
5 gigapascals to 12 gigapascals in the orb-weaver spiders.
The web of lines in the coated surface looks like scattered sticks and was inspired by the webs of the orb-weaver spider, which reflect UV light so that birds can see them and thus do not destroy the webs by flying through them.
In the wild golden orb-weaver spiders (nephila madagascariensis) suspend their webs in trees or between telephone wires and electricity cables.
The American orb-weaver genera Dolichognatha and Tetragnatha north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae, Tetragnathidae).
Neoscana crucifera, says the orb-weaver catching bugs nightly on