Animal World

Arthropods: Crustaceans, Insects, and Spiders

What are the largest and smallest aerial spiderwebs?

The largest aerial webs are spun by the tropical orb weavers of the genus Nephila, which produce webs that measure up to 18.9 feet (6 meters) in circumference. The smallest webs are produced by the species Glyphesis cottonae; their webs cover an area of about 0.75 square inch (4.84 square centimeters).


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