1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

In one sunny Mediterranean retreat of a small Greek town called Aitoliko, a web of horrors can be spotted.

A 300-metre-long spider web that has covered the beach in Aitoliko, Greece has been making rounds on the internet, having covered everything from vegetation to the surface of the water.

Local man Giannis Giannakopoulos shared images of a "huge veil" of spider webs - saying that the spiders seemed to be catching and eating a lot of mosquitoes.

Speaking to Greek news websites, molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki said that the spiders are not risky to humans and she not be feared.

More yummy gnats mean more Tetragnatha spiders, according to Maria Chatzaki, a biology professor at Greece's Democritus University of Thrace. Humidity and the spread of mosquitoes, providing excessive nutrition to the eight-legged creature population, may also have contributed to the unusual cobwebs smothering the plateau and its flora.

The large spiders' nests are seasonally created for mating, according to experts, quoted by the BBC; however they are noticeably larger than usual due to the high population of spiders. When that happens, the spider population will decrease as well.

"A odd and unprecedented spectacle I saw tonight at Aitoliko", he captioned the photos. The trio of conditions were quite ideal for the spiders, which made quick work of the shrubbery, transforming it into their own mating den. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. Plus, they probably won't stick around too long. Chatzaki also added that the spiders usually do the same thing every couple of years, where they turn the whole town into a horrific bacchanalia and die soon afterwards.

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