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The formidable ferocity of a funnel fiend found

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Funnel Web Spider 0086A

When I wander about in nature I often see funnel webs close to the ground, but only occasionally is the web builder in evidence. July 29th on a sumpy piece of the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin was one of those times.

Funnel weavers are in the Agelenidae, but I can’t tell you what the genus of this spider is (perhaps Agelenopsis).

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 12, 2014 at 5:37 AM

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