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Funnel-Web Spider

Family Agelenidae

Description:

"The spider will lay in wait in the funnel, and when an insect flies into, or lands on the web, the spider will rush out, very quickly check to see if it is prey, and if it is prey, bite it. The venom is fast-acting on the prey, so once the prey is subdued (within a second or two), the spider will drag the prey back into the funnel (for safety while eating, and to prevent other insects from recognizing the danger that lurks on the web...)" BugGuide

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Marvin Smith
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Marvin Smith

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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