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Spiders in High Park

Spiders in High Park

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.

Orbweb. Photo: Karen Yukich

Last modified: November 12, 2019

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