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Orb Weaver Spiders

Spiders & Scorpions
Orb Weaver Spider

Orbweaver Spiders – Family Araneidae.  Orbweavers are the spiders that seem to make the biggest, most beautiful webs that we see.  Looking like wheels, these spiral webs are typically constructed between two items that are usually a few feet apart.  The spider may be found in the center of the web resting face-down or up in the corner if there is shelter.  They feed on anything that gets trapped in the web, especially insects and other spiders.  They have even been known to feed on small birds that are caught.