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Tree Trunk Spider/ Two Tailed Spider Web

Hersiliidae

Description:

Being very well camouflaged for life on the varicolored trunks of trees, they have an interesting way of capturing prey. Rather than making a web that captures prey directly, they lay a light coating of threads over an area of tree bark and wait hidden in plain sight for an insect to stray onto that patch. Once that occurs, they direct their spinnerets toward their prey and circle it; all the while casting silk on it. When the hapless insect has been thoroughly immobilized, they can bite it through its new shroud. - Wiki

Habitat:

These webs are attached to the underside of some boarding along the side of a neighbours house

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VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Jan 25, 2013
Submitted on Feb 12, 2013

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