A midnight snack. by William Brennan

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Small 10.4" x 8.0"
Medium 15.5" x 12.0"
Large 20.7" x 16.0"
X large 25.9" x 20.0"

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Generally, orb-weaving spiders are three-clawed builders of flat webs with sticky spiral capture silk. The building of a web is an engineering feat, begun when the spider floats a line on the wind to another surface. The spider secures the line and then drops another line from the center, making a “Y”. The rest of the scaffolding follows with many radii of non-sticky silk being constructed before a final spiral of sticky capture silk. The third claw is used to walk on the non-sticky part of the web. Characteristically, the prey insect that blunders into the sticky lines is stunned by a quick bite and then wrapped in silk. If the prey is a venomous insect, such as a wasp, wrapping may precede biting. I doubt he was worried about being bit here. It looks like he nabbed a harmless leafhopper. I took this on the side of my garage in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Very wonderful info on this “scary” little one!! His web is great! Congratulations on finding all of these spiders, glad they are up in where? New Jersey??

  • I’m from Jersey yes, but they are everywhere. These spiders are very common. Thanks for stopping by again! :)

    – William Brennan

  • jenn77
    jenn77over 4 years ago

    Yikes and great capture !!!!


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