Webspinner Fossils Gallery - Embiotera
Insect Fossils
Embiotera Insect Fossils Webspinners

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Insect Fossils
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Fossil Amber (Resin)


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The Embioterans get their name Webspinners because they make silken webs and tunnels under stones, logs and in the soil. They live in small communities of a dozen or so individuals and generally stay in close proximity to their tunnels. Although the individuals do not cooperate, their tangled, communal webs probably give extra protection from centipedes and other predators. The silk is produced from special glands in the swollen tarsal segment on each front leg. They lay their eggs in the tunnels with the female rendering parental care.

Gallery of Fossil Webspinner (Embiotera) Images
Diminitive Webspinner in fossils amber