Pollen gathering spiders

If you go out into the garden and search for orb webs amongst the bushes, you are likely to surprise a garden spider holding onto a fly, an aphid or other small insect tightly wrapped on silk. In the autumn, when they are at their largest, they will be able to subdue large prey including butterflies and droneflies. Indeed, spiders are generally known as predators and the purpose of the almost invisible orb web is to trap flying insects with the sticky droplets that cover the silk threads,…

Source: BugBlog

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