Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A spider chair

A few years ago, Keith, one of my daughter's ex boyfriends, gave her a wooden chair he made in ag class and painted green. Today, I spotted a smart little funnel weaver (Agelenopsis sp.) spider who's made her web in a corner of the chair seat.

Typically, funnel weavers construct their webs on the ground in grassy areas. They get their name from the funnel-shaped webs they construct. They lurk in the funnel opening and wait for an insect to bumble onto the sheet-like webbing, then they rush out and grab it.

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