Grass Spider

//Grass Spider

This might be a grass spider, but we can’t see it well enough to be sure. These spiders are commonly called “Grass Spiders” because they build funnel-shaped webs close to the ground in the grass. The spider hides in the narrow end of this funnel, which is usually protected by leaves or rocks. When an insect, spider, or other small creature crosses the wide end of the funnel, the spider feels the vibration and rushes out to grab the prey. Funnel weaver and grass spiders are incredibly quick, and can dash from the protected part of their web to the other end at lightning speed. Funnel weaver and grass spiders are beneficial predators. They very rarely leave their webs, so they don’t often enter homes. More info:

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