Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Grass spider (Agelenopsis sp.), sometimes referred to as a funnel weaver, attacks ant that has fallen into spider's web in Arizona. While the ant is badly injured it can still inflict a nasty bite, so the spider is careful to keep its distance before attempting to wrap the ant in silk. Grass spiders are common throughout the U.S. and build non-symmetrical sheet webs typically found in meadows and fields. The spider hides in a silk funnel attached to one edge of the web from which it can race out to attack prey.

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Keywords: agelenopsis, animal, ant, arachnid, arthropod, attack, funnel weaver, grass spider, invertebrate, predator, prey, silk, spider, spiders, web, zoology

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Grass spider

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