GRE Reading Comprehension: JiJing 352-GRE阅读机经352篇 - BK7EQIBQ1FRIEI87K

Spiders of the species Argiope build distinctive zig-zag patterns, called stabilimenta, into their webs. Recent research has established that Argiope spiders use stabilimenta to collect drinking water. This discovery, far from discrediting the long-standing hypothesis that stabilimenta serve to reinforce the webs, actually supports that hypothesis since ________.