All spiders make silken webs to catch their prey:
As I mentioned earlier, there are over 50,000 different species of spiders! This is a lot! Some do build webs to trap their prey, but many do not. Instead, they stalk their prey or ambush them when they come close.
Jumping spiders, crab spiders, fishing spiders, wolf spiders and many others do not build webs. Many of these rely on camouflage and are excellent hunters. Some sit inside of flowers and wait for an unsuspecting insect to come along–then they leap onto them and use their fangs to inject a fast-acting venom.
All spiders,whether they make webs or not, produce silk. They use the silk for their draglines, for protecting their eggs and sometimes, for lining their burrows or creating safe places to retreat.
Check out some photos of spiders who do not build webs:
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