Dome Web of a Linyphiidae Spider

Robin Glover

This is the web of an adult Linyphiidae spider that I found during my first day of field work in Pacific Spirit Park. While I was initially disappointed to not be doing research in the Ecuadorian rainforest, as was originally planned, it was fascinating to discover the diversity of spiders that exist within my own community, just steps away from UBC campus. Sheet webs, such as this one, provide spiders with protection from predation at the expense of increased energy and resource investment.