by High Park Nature
Spiders are a fascinating and critical part of all terrestrial ecosystems. They are voracious predators of insects and pests, such as mosquito larvae and aphids.
Spiders build a variety of webs, depending on the type of spider. These include the familiar orbwebs, plus meshwebs, cobwebs, sheetwebs and funnelwebs. Fishing spiders and crab spiders do not build a web; instead they are ambush predators.