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What do garden spiders eat?
Flying insects are the primary food of the garden spider. To catch its prey, the spider weaves an elaborate web that traps any insects that fly into it. The vibrations of the trapped prey attract the spider, which delivers a paralysing bite. The insect is then wrapped in silk and stored for later.
Any creature that becomes trapped in the web will be eaten, with flies, wasps and butterflies all common prey.