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    Fast Facts: Sept. 30

    • A Comb Footed spider has bristles like a comb on its hind legs. It combs out the silk; when an insect flies into the web, it can quickly silk-wrap its food before the victim escapes.
    • The Golden Orb-Weaver spider most often lives in the garden and is harmless to people.
    • The female spider is about six times larger than the male.
    • The St. Andrew’s Cross spider makes zigzag bars that form an X over the web. These bars help strengthen the web.
    • The Wraparound spider, with its broad, flat abdomens, looks like a broken tree twig; this helps it hide during the day. At night, it spins an orb web to catch insects.
    • Spiders can go without food for months.
    • The Dewdrop spider and other small spiders do not build a web but live near an orb web and eat the remains of left over insects.

    — essortment.com

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