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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fennel Weaver Spider with Ant Meal

Funnel weaver spiders are named for the funnel shape of their webs. These spiders wait at the mouth of their webs for insects to pass. When the spiders feel vibrations from an insect walking on their web, they rush out with incredible speed to ambush their prey. In this image, a spider had captured an ant.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Madison, wi, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Anne Readel