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The journey of a male house spider to find a mate
The male house spider faces risks of predators, rivals and the dangers of an unfamiliar environment in his quest to mate with a female during the autumn. We are shown the male's web and its journey to the web of the female. The courtship ritual is shown as well as the spiders mating. The film shows the risks encountered by the male including the threat posed by rival males and the risk of the female spider attacking him. First broadcast on ‘Autumnwatch’ on BBC Two in October 2012.
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