Funnel Weaver Spider (family Agelenidae): There are 116 species of funnel weavers in North America. If you see their webs, you’ll quickly realize that funnel weaver spiders get their name for an obvious reason …they make horizontal, sheet-like webs with a small tube (or funnel) that is used for hunting and protection. These spiders patiently wait inside the protection of their funnel for prey to fly or wander into their web. The spider will rush out to determine if the disturbance is indeed prey, and if it is, deliver a fast acting, venomous bite. It can then drag they prey back into the protection of the funnel to feast. Photo by Cec Brown on 9/10/18 in St. Ignatius, MT.