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Hidden in the Labyrinth

The web of the labyrinth spider, Agelena labyrinthica, named after the maze-like corridors that it builds inside its web. If you look carefully, to the south-west of centre, you’ll see the spider, probably the female, who stays with the egg sac that is at the top of the web.

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Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
1 year ago

It looks huge, Carrie. Imagine building that.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 year ago

As much as spiders terrify me, they really are incredible. This picture really captures what wonderful little architects they are!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I love spiders. They are incredible. And I love how they make their web as a trap for their food. They are little but a genius architect.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

Wow. Thank you for introducing me to labyrinth spider. I have now another learning to add to my knowledge. The labyrinth mother is very impressive.

Brigitta Hegyi
Brigitta Hegyi(@brigitta-hegyi)
1 year ago

I don’t like spiders inside my house, but I love to see the beautiful webs they create. Amazing picture!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

This picture, in combination with your comments, is incredible and very fascinating, Carrie. Thanks for enlightening us.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

It’s strange Carrie how almost everyone dislikes spiders. Do you think it is just the thought of being trapped/and being a meal?

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

I have never seen a spiderweb like it. They are so clever. I have no idea how spiders manage to do it. They are so small, yet they can place big ideas in your head and inspire you so much.

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