Oh what a tangled web we weave

by Diane Duane

But some of us have been doing it for a real long time, and have gotten really good at it…

Scientists have found a 136 million-year-old piece of amber encasing pieces of web and trapped insects. The finding helps fill in the gaps of the origin of orb webs, and also indicates predatory spiders likely played a role in the evolution of flying insects. The study is detailed in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.


[tags]spider, amber, ancient, science[/tags]

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