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Itsy Bitsy Spider

Here’s a question: How can spiders spin webs that trap insects, but they themselves don’t get stuck? Find out why, and more about spiders,  from the Library of Congress.
Spider on web According to an article published in the journal PLOS One, urbanization is associated with larger size and higher fecundity in a common spider called Nephila plumipes . The authors consider how other species may also be affected by the habitat changes associated with urbanization.

Also called "Eensy Weensy Spider." 

The eensy weensy spider
Crawled up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the eensy weensy spider
Crawled up the spout again.

New verse:

The itsy-bitsy spider
Stuck out two spinnerets
Out came a web
made-up of tiny threads
Along came the wind
That blew so far away
Where the itsy-bitsy spider found
A brand new place to play!
And why do they do this?