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Winners Photography Awards 2008

Spider Web by P. Karunakaran

The gossamer web weaved by this female signature spider Argiope sp. also plays an intimate role in her love life. The much smaller male does not build webs. He occupies the periphery of the female’s web and taps on it to express his amorous intentions. However, copulation is not guaranteed, as given the opportunity, the cannibalistic female will consume the male.
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