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  • At the center of the web is the stabilimentum, a conspicuous silk structure.

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  • "A web decoration or stabilimentum (plural: stabilimenta) is a conspicuous silk structure included in the webs of some species of orb-web spider. Web decorations consist of silk ribbons, silk tufts, prey remains, egg sacs, and plant detritus."
    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_decoration

    September 3, 2015