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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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Funnel-Web Spider (various species)
funnel-web spiderDESCRIPTION: Length to 1/2" (12mm). Color is brown to gray with various markings on body. These spiders are easily identified by their funnel-shaped webs.
NATURAL HISTORY: The spiders tend to stay hidden in the funnel of their web until an insect (or wiggled twig) enters the web. The vibrations on the web are felt by the spider who then rushes out to seize its prey.

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