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From: Biomaterial evolution parallels behavioral innovation in the origin of orb-like spider webs

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Comparison of pseudo- and true orb web architectures.Fecenia constructs pseudo orb webs that are remarkably similar in architecture to the true orb webs spun by orbicularian spiders such as Nephila.

Both types of webs consist of radiating support threads spun from major ampullate (MA) silk and overlaid spiral-like arrays of adhesive capture silk. The supporting silk is the focus here because of its dominant role in dissipating prey energy12,13.

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