Spiny spider wrapping eggs in silk

Spiny spider wrapping eggs in silk

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) attaching eggs in a silk nest to a leaf. The leaf is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: amazon, arachnid, biology, brood, clutch, defence, ecuador, egg, invertebrate, jungle, leaf, mandibles, micrathena, neotropical, nest, orb weaver, predator, protected, protection, rainforest, silk, south america, spider, spiky, spine, spiny, suspended, tropical, wrapping, zoology

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