DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Insect caught in the web of an High-speed footage of an orb weaver spider (Eriophora sp.). The web contains sticky threads of silk that can ensnare flying insects. The struggling insect sends vibrations through the silken threads that alert the spider to its presence. The spider will then paralyse it with its venom and wrap it in silk for later consumption. Filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
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