Funnel Web Spider by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken in Tucson, AZ using a SX110IS

Information copied from The Firefly Forest Website

Several species of Funnel-Web Spiders (Family Agelenidae) are found here in the Sonoran Desert, and their distinctive, funnel-shaped webs are a common sight in areas with grass, leaf litter, and other plant debris.

Funnel-Web Spiders build broad, funnel-shaped, generally non-sticky, horizontal sheet webs just above the ground. The Funnel-Web Spider hides inside the mouth of the funnel and waits for an unsuspecting insect to blunder across the web. When it senses the vibration of an insect walking across its web, a Funnel-Web Spider will race out of its hole and bite the insect, injecting it with venom. Immobilized by the spider’s bite, the insect is then dragged back into the spider’s lair, where it will be eaten.

The Funnel-Web Spiders found in Arizona are harmless to humans and very shy.

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  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Sweet capture! I really like the angle used on this one.

  • Thank you Sherry. It was either this or in the web…lol!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 4 years ago

    Awesome excellent capture my friend!

  • Thank you so much darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 4 years ago

    Very nice macro!

  • I so apprecaite that Babcia!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you Lisa, very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    Eeek….. I wouldn’t like to be a fly with this fella around! Very dramatic perspective, Kimberly! ;o)

  • Hehe, thank you Krys!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    This tickles my fancy… such an architect. Wonderful shot of this spinner!

  • Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonover 4 years ago

    What an amazing shot ! Really wild !

  • Thank you Kathy very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 4 years ago

    Not as nasty as our Funnel Web Spiders here in Aus thankfully… nice capture Kimberly.

  • That is what I was reading when I typed this up. Makes me thankful that this is the only “funnel” we have so to speak….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 4 years ago

    In the Bug Hunt Group!

  • WOW, Vanessa, thank you so much. I believe this is my first feature in this group! I am stoked to be among other great featured images, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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