Cobweb Spider - "The
72-hour Emergency Kit"
possible Genus "Theridion" (too tiny to tell)
On Antelope Island at Garr Ranch I saw a little midge swaying in
the breeze under a cottonwood tree. It was attached
to a long single spider web. Don't ask me how I then saw
this tiny white spider, protruding like a miniature white
map-tack, on top of it. I was surprised I got even halfway decent
photos since the whole package was miniscule and it
kept bouncing in the wind. If we had about 900 quadrillion
more of these spiders, we could possibly make a dent in the
midge population on the island. This meal should last the tiny
spider a while - the perfect 72-hour emergency kit?
© Carol Davis 5-31-2009
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