Nov 10, 2007

Wet Web

According to National Geographic, there are over 38,000 known species of spiders on the planet. All of them spin silk, though only half of them use it to weave webs. The rest of them use their silk to wrap their prey or eggs, create safety lines for jumping, etc.
I know a lot of you are going to marvel at this beautiful, dew-draped web. But all I can do is stare at the beast at its center and shudder. I need help, people

Photo source: Knuttz.net

4 comments:

Tyrel said...

That's not the underside, Wombat. That's the topside. ;)

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Tyrel. I am ashamed.

Nebulous Grey said...

...See, I'm pretty terrified of spiders, too, but this one strikes me as rather pretty.
The web is absolutely gorgeous, though. Definitely.
What kind of spider is it?

Arachnophile said...

It's gorgeous! The spider I mean.