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I don't think the one near the center is a spider. But it was a lovely web!
Good one Malu :)
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Definitely an amazing decoy. Thank you for the info Chun.
The decoys are usually meant for predators like birds and wasps so that they will have a hard time finding the real spider. As for the preys, I am still not sure how does it affect them. However, there is one scientific theory that I have read which mentioned that the spider web will reach out to the victim so even though the fly knows that there is a spider there, once it gets too near, the web will "reaches" out and trap the fly.
Thank you very much ChunXing, for the ID and the info. It is indeed a perfect decoy, it looks very much like a real spider. Why do they do that, doesn't it give the flies a heads up.
It is the web of a Cyclosa spider.Some species of Cyclosa spiders use their foods to create decoys of themselves.
Thank you very much Neena :)
Nice shot :)
Thank you Dilan :)
A wonderful creation............Excellent finding Namitha!!
Spotted on Nov 17, 2013 Submitted on Nov 26, 2013