SPINY ORB-WEAVER SPIDER © wood engraving (ed. 40) image: 5 x 7 in. $100.00 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)
The Spiny Orb-Weaver has patterns on the abdomen that can be interpreted for things they are not. The female spins a silken web in which she hangs out to wait for prey to get caught in the web. If the prey is small she eats it right away. If it's too large to eat right away she wraps it up to eat later. The male hangs out on a single thread nearby, to wait for his chance for a meal.

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