Orb Weaver Spider


Orb weaver spiders are cool! These are the spiders that make the big, flat, spiral-around-in-a-circle webs that you see in cartoons and read about in stories. Charlotte in Charlotte's Web was an orb weaver spider, spelling out words in her web. I never thought of these as spirals, exactly, I guess I thought of them more as bulls eyes.

In either case, an Orb Weaver is the Araneidae family and there are several types of them. This one is apparently a type of spotted orb weaver - a Neoscona arabesca or an "Arabesque Orb Weaver". What a pretty name!.

Orb Weaver Spider

Orb Weaver Spider

Orb Weaver Spider

Orb Weaver Spider

Orb Weaver Spider

Here's a video of this orb weaver spinning her web, and then eating a caterpillar!



Orb Weaver Spiders in Sutton

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