TITLE

Fly Catcher

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/12/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at a gigantic spider web located in a park in Wills Point, Texas. The web covers several oak trees and is so thick in some parts that it blocks out the sunlight. Entomologists, or people who studies insects, have found about a dozen species of spiders in the web and suspect that two types of arachnids did the bulk of the building. Heavy rain has already ruined some of it.
ACCESSION #
27084593

 

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