Commonly known as the writing spider or corn spider, the garden spider weaves a circular-shaped web that’s up to two feet in diameter.
The center of the web usually has a zigzag pattern, which may be used to attract prey or alert birds of the web’s presence. Only the spider knows for sure!
Once she’s built her web, the garden spider hangs upside down on it waiting for her prey.
- Daily thread. Each day, the female garden spider eats the center part of her web then reweaves it with fresh silk.
- Ladies first. The female garden spider grows much larger than the male and has striking yellow and black markings.
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