WORLD WIDE WEB

Tawakoni State Park in North Texas was the sight of a rarity in nature in 2007; Something that entomologists and other scientists are still trying to understand -- a spider web that blanketed an area of 182 meters.

It is thought that the web was spun by cobweb spiders, a social arachnid that works with other members of its species to spin giant webs to catch prey.  The real mystery of the Texas web is why so many of them worked together to create a web this massive.  Scientists are divided on the cause and commonality of the web.  Could this be a fluke or a preview of spider evolution; Becoming social animals like ants or bees?

 

 

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