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Long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) and true orb-weavers (Araneidae) are the only common kinds of spiders that make orb webs. The webs of most other kinds of spiders appear disorganized compared to orb webs. Seen here underneath a wild thistle bud. Less than 15mm in length.

Long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) and true orb-weavers (Araneidae) are the only common kinds of spiders that make orb webs. The webs of most other kinds of spiders appear disorganized compared to orb webs. Seen here underneath a wild thistle bud. Less than 15mm in length.

Long-jawed Orbweaver
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