Behavior

Web (also called "net") is large, irregularly arched construction that looks similar to canopy. The spider resides on lower side hanging upside down within web. When disturbed, it will shake web violently. Anything that touches net is attacked and taken for prey, if it is not too large. Uses net as means of camouflage by whirling its body around with legs firmly attached to net. If it accidentally falls from web, it runs in a wobbly fashion, so as not to be seen easily. Once web becomes old and unusable, it constructs additional webbing attached to old web. Enemies are birds, wasps, and humans.

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