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A large tan orb weaver spider (genus _Araneus_) hangs down from her web in this side-view (profile) of her.  She's hanging from intact strands of her web, but the strands above those (that are all coiled up) are from a portion of the web that was damaged.  I like how you can see a single strand of spider silk running from her spinneretes to the web, acting as a safety strap.
A large tan orb weaver spider (genus _Araneus_) hangs down from her web in this side-view (profile) of her. She's hanging from intact strands of her web, but the strands above those (that are all coiled up) are from a portion of the web that was damaged. I like how you can see a single strand of spider silk running from her spinneretes to the web, acting as a safety strap.
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