Friday, August 03, 2012

Funnel Weaver Spider (a.k.a. Grass Spider)


We discovered this funnel weaver spider's home in our backyard in late July. These spiders are very common around Grand Junction, CO. this time of year.

Everyone knows how big an egg carton is, right?
Now you know how big this spider's web was.

If you look carefully, you'll see the spider in the funnel opening.

My best efforts to capture a clearly focused picture of this creature were stymied. I don't know exactly what this is for sure, but it is probably an Agelenopsis sp.