Posts Tagged ‘web’

Blowing in the Wind

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Conditions were just right (on August 11) for this spiderweb to show from a distance.

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I moved closer to better show its intricate details.

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The web’s movement turned the “spokes” into narrow ribbons.

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Horizontal Webs

Spider webs are usually vertical.

Obviously, these two are horizontal. The two strands — orange and other blue — are strands of silk that were  let out to hold the web in place. You’ll see a part of the web stretched across to another leaf nearby.

 This picture was taken in the same area as the two above, and at a different time of day.  A light breeze blew the web around, which resulted in the multi-colors reflecting from the web.

Orb Webs

Spider numbers began increasing in July).

Their webs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The spider is in the center of this web.

Another spider spun this orb web, attaching the end points of two lobes of the leaf. I didn’t check to see if I could find the spider. It would probably be too small to see.

This web looks like the spider was in a hurry to finish the web,

and this one wanted seclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

An Aerial Record

I went out early the day before yesterday to take pictures of spider webs.

Music won’t come from this “record,” mainly because it’s a spider web.

A light breeze would flatten the web, which then reflected the colors.

Obviously, this web isn’t flat like the one above. It does reflect similar colors when the positions are right.

A Downy Feather

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Imagine a teeny spider weaving a web in a sedum, and suddenly part of its web turns white!

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The downy feather measures about an inch in diameter.

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What’s a teeny spider to do?

A Barn Spider

Buffy and I were walking around the yard early one morning,

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and there hung a barn spider feeding on a katydid that had gotten tangled in the web last night.

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I omitted the picture of the area where the spider was eating.

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Barn spiders are nocturnal and rebuild their web nightly. They hide during the day, and sit in the center of their web at night when hunting.

A Spider Hiding

I’m not sure of  the spider terminology involved in this web.

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A spider constructed a rolled or curved-leaf web. It looked to be a two-room nest. You can see the end of its abdomen in the lower part of the left slit. It looked to be either a two-room nest or a hall-like structure.

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The backside had a completely different appearance, with no escape possible.

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I think it got tired of me and went lower in the web to hide in this last picture.