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Thu 21st January 2021 18:45 by Scott White
Can you identify a spider from its web?
Noob question.  We have plenty of house spiders, some that leave webs you can see.  When they do they are as expected, segmented circular structures.  The fun ones the size a pint glass that don't seem to have a web.

This year we have a new visitor in the garage (KT18 5HG) and she/he has been super busy leaving the weirdest, most ineffectual constructions.  I have never seen anything like it before.  Mostly they are individual strands hanging down 50 cm to a meter in length.  Often one or two threads spanning gaps, up to a meter.  On the odd occasion there is any kind of structure it has huge gaps between the threads.  I just do not understand how anything could be successfully caught by them.  It is a garage that could probably hold 4 cars and the web strands are everywhere.  If they did catch anything, and there is no evidence any have, I don't see how such a large area could be patrolled by this fella.  I feel guilty clearing them up and wondered if there was any way to identify the culprit before I do.

I could have taken hundreds of photos, here is just an example

Spindly Webs1 Copyright: Scott White

Spindly Webs2 Copyright: Scott White

Spindly Webs3 Copyright: Scott White

Spindly Webs4 Copyright: Scott White


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