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Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at... - Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September.
Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte... - Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...
Brush footed butterfly (Lycorea sp.) caterpillar with parasitic wasp cocoons on silk threads, Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador. - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Brush footed butterfly (Lycorea sp.) caterpillar with parasitic wasp cocoons on silk threads, Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador.
Slow motion clip of a Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) wrapping a grasshopper in silk, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, August. - David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Slow motion clip of a Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) wrapping a grasshopper in silk, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, August.
Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 1 of 2, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range, Caribbean Slopes, Costa Rica. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 1 of 2, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range, Caribbean Slopes, Costa Rica.
Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 2 of 2, with wings open to reveal eyespots, a means of deterring predators, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mou... - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 2 of 2, with wings open to reveal eyespots, a means of deterring predators, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mou...
Male Garden spider (Araneus)  attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September. - James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Male Garden spider (Araneus) attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September.
Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.
Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi... - Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi...
Dew covered spider's web with pink flowering heather in the background, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? Spiders silk is one of the strongest materials in nature, equalli... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Dew covered spider's web with pink flowering heather in the background, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? Spiders silk is one of the strongest materials in nature, equalli...
Female Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) wrapping up fly prey with silk on web spun in garden, with house in the background, Wiltshire England, UK, September . Property released. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Female Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) wrapping up fly prey with silk on web spun in garden, with house in the background, Wiltshire England, UK, September . Property released.
Apollo silkmoth (Ceranchia apollina) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres, originating from Madagascar. Captive. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Apollo silkmoth (Ceranchia apollina) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres, originating from Madagascar. Captive.
Cricula silkmoth (Cricula trifenestrata) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres originating from Southeast Asia. Captive. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Cricula silkmoth (Cricula trifenestrata) close up of cocoon showing silk fibres originating from Southeast Asia. Captive.
Spider's web covered in dew, Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, June. Photographer quote 'Always an appealing subject, but only on rare occassions is the air still enough to allow clos... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Spider's web covered in dew, Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, June. Photographer quote 'Always an appealing subject, but only on rare occassions is the air still enough to allow clos...
Jumping Spider (Marpissa mucosa) female leaping from acorn to acorn, using silk as a safety line. Surrey, UK, September. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Jumping Spider (Marpissa mucosa) female leaping from acorn to acorn, using silk as a safety line. Surrey, UK, September.
Silk moth (Saturniidae) cocoon, used in textile production, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk moth (Saturniidae) cocoon, used in textile production, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar.
Close-up of the extendable silk net of the Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp}, Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Close-up of the extendable silk net of the Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp}, Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.
Traditional silk factory, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar,  Burma August 2009 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Traditional silk factory, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, Burma August 2009
Silk tree (Albiyia julibrissin) close-up of flower, Madeira, March 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Silk tree (Albiyia julibrissin) close-up of flower, Madeira, March 2009
Silk Flower tree (Chorisia spectabilis) in centre of town roundabout, San Juan, Alicante, Spain - Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / Silk Flower tree (Chorisia spectabilis) in centre of town roundabout, San Juan, Alicante, Spain
Jumping spider (Marpissa muscosa) leaping from bramble berry. Triple exposure showing 3 stages of jump. UK - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Jumping spider (Marpissa muscosa) leaping from bramble berry. Triple exposure showing 3 stages of jump. UK
Oleander hawkmoth caterpillar showing eye spots for defense {Daphnis nerii} - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Oleander hawkmoth caterpillar showing eye spots for defense {Daphnis nerii}
Silk button spangle galls on Oak casued by Wasp (Neuroterus albipes). Scotland, UK, Europe - Duncan Mcewan
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Duncan Mcewan / Silk button spangle galls on Oak casued by Wasp (Neuroterus albipes). Scotland, UK, Europe
Banana Spider (Nephila clavipes) female and smaller male, Bocas del Toro, Panama - Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Banana Spider (Nephila clavipes) female and smaller male, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and Black-tip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) group working with Yellowfin Tuna... - Ralph Pace
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Ralph Pace / Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and Black-tip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) group working with Yellowfin Tuna...
Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and Black-tip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) group working with Yellowfin Tuna... - Ralph Pace
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Ralph Pace / Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and Black-tip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) group working with Yellowfin Tuna...
Suraka Silk Moth (Antherina suraka) portrait, showing back with wings spread displaying shades of pink, Madagascar - Mitsuhiko Imamori
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Mitsuhiko Imamori / Suraka Silk Moth (Antherina suraka) portrait, showing back with wings spread displaying shades of pink, Madagascar
Jumping Spider (Phidippus apacheanus) jumping between twigs showing silk safety line, Arizona - Mark Moffett
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Mark Moffett / Jumping Spider (Phidippus apacheanus) jumping between twigs showing silk safety line, Arizona
Silk button galls on the underside of Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) leaf caused by the Gall wasp (Neuroterus numismalis) Dorset, England, UK. July. - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Silk button galls on the underside of Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) leaf caused by the Gall wasp (Neuroterus numismalis) Dorset, England, UK. July.
Golden orb weaver spider (Nephila clavipes) Cost Rica. - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Golden orb weaver spider (Nephila clavipes) Cost Rica.
Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea) nest of larvae on bark of Oak tree. Note silk trail going up tree. Surrey, UK. July. - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea) nest of larvae on bark of Oak tree. Note silk trail going up tree. Surrey, UK. July.
Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at... - Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at... - Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
Ceiba or Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) tree in the Amazon Basin. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Ceiba or Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) tree in the Amazon Basin. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador
Lichen huntsman spider (Pandercetes gracilis) female with a silk sac of spiderlings attached to a tree trunk in the Danum Valley Conservation Area lowland dipterocarp rainforest, Sabah, Malaysian Born... - Duncan Murrell
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Duncan Murrell / Lichen huntsman spider (Pandercetes gracilis) female with a silk sac of spiderlings attached to a tree trunk in the Danum Valley Conservation Area lowland dipterocarp rainforest, Sabah, Malaysian Born...
Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September.
House spider (Tegenaria sp.) female at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall with the moon in the background, Wiltshire, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / House spider (Tegenaria sp.) female at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall with the moon in the background, Wiltshire, UK, September.
Green-fanged tube web spider (Segestria florentina) female at the entrance to its silk lined retreat in an old wall, near Wells, Somerset, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Green-fanged tube web spider (Segestria florentina) female at the entrance to its silk lined retreat in an old wall, near Wells, Somerset, UK, September.
Green-fanged tube web spider (Segestria florentina) female at the entrance to its silk lined retreat in an old wall, near Wells, Somerset, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Green-fanged tube web spider (Segestria florentina) female at the entrance to its silk lined retreat in an old wall, near Wells, Somerset, UK, September.
Longbodied cellar spider / Daddly longlegs spider (Pholcus phalangioides) hanging on its web in an outhouse and feeding on a House spider (Tegenaria sp.) it has killed and wrapped in silk, Somerset, U... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Longbodied cellar spider / Daddly longlegs spider (Pholcus phalangioides) hanging on its web in an outhouse and feeding on a House spider (Tegenaria sp.) it has killed and wrapped in silk, Somerset, U...
Common lace weaver / Lace-webbed spider (Amaurobius similis) near the mouth of its silk-lined crevice in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Common lace weaver / Lace-webbed spider (Amaurobius similis) near the mouth of its silk-lined crevice in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September.
Silk Moth (Arsenura rebeli) female in cloud forest, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. November. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk Moth (Arsenura rebeli) female in cloud forest, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. November.
Pink silk tree (Alibizia julibrissin), growing in the East Lake Greenway park, Wuhan, Hubei, China - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Pink silk tree (Alibizia julibrissin), growing in the East Lake Greenway park, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) with Cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) at sunrise, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) with Cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) at sunrise, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India.
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillars and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillars and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe.
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillar and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillar and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe.
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillar and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) caterpillar and webs on Box (Buxus sp). Native to East Asia. Invasive species in Europe.
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