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The Funnel of Death This photo is best appreciated fullscreen. I've been seeing spider webs in a tunnel shape quite frequently in my area but never with a spider in it until this day. This is the Agelena labyrinthica, a spider that builds a complex web system, where one part of the web is horizontal and used for catching prey, whilst the connected tunnel(or funnel) is for retreating. Check out how this species is excitingly feeding on a large pile of aphids.  Agelena labyrinthica,Geotagged,Heesch,Macro,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Funnel of Death

This photo is best appreciated fullscreen. I've been seeing spider webs in a tunnel shape quite frequently in my area but never with a spider in it until this day. This is the Agelena labyrinthica, a spider that builds a complex web system, where one part of the web is horizontal and used for catching prey, whilst the connected tunnel(or funnel) is for retreating. Check out how this species is excitingly feeding on a large pile of aphids.

    comments (9)

  1. I'm self-promoting this because I find it one of my best macros yet, I hope you like it as well. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wow, I am so happy to be here this moment in time, its breath taking. Yes, it is one of your best macro's, and yes it is so well chosen to promote. Wow. You've got my vote. So crisp, sharp, devlish in detail. You've captured both the moment and the moment. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ludo, appreciate it! Posted 6 years ago
  3. Indeed a great macro! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 6 years ago
  4. woww <3 <3 Posted 6 years ago
  5. Very nice :) Posted 5 years ago
  6. It is superb, Ferdy! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 2 months ago

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''Agelena labyrinthica'' is a species of spider in the family Agelenidae, which contains 1146 species of funnel-web spiders. It is a widespread species in Europe, where there are 180 species, and in Central Europe, where there are 30 species currently known.

Funnel-web spiders typically range in size from 8–12 millimetres for males and 10–14 mm for females. ''Agelena labyrinthica'', however, has a body length of up to 18 mm . The abdomen is dark with a pale central band.. more

Similar species: Spiders
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 5, 2013. Captured Jun 28, 2013 21:51 in Nistelrodeseweg 24, 5384 PN Heesch, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm