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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Sissy Willis September 16, 2006 - 3:44 pm

I love the image of those scaly moths and butterflies that come tumbling out of sticky webs . . . As the blind paleontologist Geerat Vermeij, who “reads the embattled history of a snail in the dents and damage to its shell,” has observed, “Everyone is affected mostly by their enemies.”

Bloggers are “cracking, popping, drilling and peeling their victims open

Sissy Willis September 17, 2006 - 10:39 am

You’ve inspired me to blog again:

“Agile, powerful fliers with good vision”

Diane Duane September 17, 2006 - 10:57 am

🙂 Hey, my pleasure.

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