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Wasp spider and prey

Wasp spider and prey

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BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Female wasp-spider (Argiope bruennichi) on its web with prey it has wrapped in silk (lower centre) and stabilimentum. A stabilimentum, or web decoration, is a conspicuous silk structure included in the webs of some species of orb-web spider. Its function is a subject of debate.

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