lawn spiders

On a recent trip to the Free State I noticed these circular webs all over the lawn at the resort we were staying. On closer inspection, it turned out that these webs were concave, with a small hole in the centre where the spider sits and waits for its prey – interesting hey?

4 Responses to lawn spiders

  1. mol-d April 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    that’s pretty cool.. interesting way of catching prey..

  2. Christine B. April 3, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    Spiders play a critical role in nature, I get that, but I don’t know that I’d want to be walking barefoot across the lawn.

    Christine in Alaska

  3. Frank Schulte-Ladbeck April 8, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    I like having spiders around, but not sure about this one. I have seen spiders in more dessert areas sitting at the bottom of a concave indentation in the ground, but not with a web. You would think that these would be damaged to easily.

  4. jerry October 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    are you sure your not mistaking this for sod webworm ??????? they leave the same type of web in the lawn…..if you see small moths fly up, it’s sod webworm……

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