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My Mosquito Trap

Golden Silk Orb Weaver

The gold color is visible in the lower right. The threads are eight times stronger than steel, and some cultures actually use the webs to make fabrics.

7 comments

1 shirt { 07.18.18 at 8:56 am }

I’m afraid your mosquito trap would leave my wife in hysterics.

2 Badtux { 07.18.18 at 3:48 pm }

I love this. Natural mosquito control. :).

3 Bryan { 07.18.18 at 7:40 pm }

Shirt, when you live in an insect environment like the Florida Panhandle you learn to tell the difference between the good and bad critters. Given the multitude of diseases that mosquitoes can spread, anything that helps to control them without dangerous chemicals is “warm and fluffy”, even spiders the size of your hand.

It beats the hell out of DEET or malathion, which is the solution that the county will use. We have brown recluse and black widow spiders, but I leave all of the others alone.

4 oldwhitelady { 07.22.18 at 7:28 am }

Yay! I could have used one, last night! Mosquitoes bit me several times, leaving huge welts. I enjoy looking at spiders. I don’t enjoy walking through their webs, but if it’s not in my path, or I see it before running into it, it’s safe.

5 Bryan { 07.22.18 at 9:07 pm }

This web is anchored by an awning over a window and the top of azaleas, so you wouldn’t accidentally walk into it – you would have push through the azaleas.

6 john ashurst { 08.08.18 at 12:43 am }

nice web photo too

7 Bryan { 08.08.18 at 8:42 pm }

When the light is right, it looks like spun gold.