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An extensive tangled silky spider web with numerous grey little spiderlings. ( about 1mm in size)


Urban garden


These spiderlings looked very much like grey/black poppy seeds sprinkled onto a sticky web. There appeared to be a pale yellow/cream coloured ring on each of the spots- folded legs, perhaps?? When the web was touched ever so lightly, some of the spiderlings just dropped to the ground. On occasion, a slight shiver went through the web as some of the spiderlings moved. Pic #4 was taken 24 hours later - the web was completely empty - just a glistening tangle of silk... Don't know what type of spiderlings these were...

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KarenL 9 years ago

How exciting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

I love the way when you touch them they all descend quickly like rappelling then they all go back up after a minute or so.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2011
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

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