Water Jewelled Webs

With the change to the cooler months now and the addition of the early morning dew, I have been noticing quite a lot of these little spider webs amongst the grass, only 1 or 2 inches big. Perhaps you’ve seen them at your place?

On closer inspection, these spider webs with water droplets appear as beautiful intricate patterns. Each one is as unique as the next.

Getting even closer, the water bubbles look suspended in mid air.

So what is the mysterious creature that designs these miracles of wonder? It’s this little guy –

Do you see him? He’s right in the centre of the photo with 3 of his legs on the blade of grass.

It’s a Venonia micarioides, a white tailed wolf spider, one of many types of wolf spiders found in Australia. This particular one is only 4mm in length, and these spiders carry their young on their back and hunt for food on the ground. Now that would be a sight to see!

 

 

6 thoughts on “Water Jewelled Webs

    1. Thanks Ashley. I thought the little webs look quite nice with the water droplets and the sun sparkling on them, but you don’t really see it unless you get down low.

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