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An Orb Weaver wrapping her Prey


A tiny Orb Weaver of about 4 mm in body length had captured a small Scarab beetle and had begun to wrap it in silk. She was very fast. In the few seconds that I took a series of pictures she had noticeably covered the beetle with silk. In the first two pictures you can see she is using 2 threads of silk, one from each spinneret and positioning the strands with her feet.


On a garden wall, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Jun 26, 2019

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