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1,000ft spider web covers edge of Greek lagoon


Posted on Saturday, 22 September, 2018 | Comment icon 5 comments

The webbing was created by thousands of spiders. Image Credit: Facebook / Giannis Giannakopoulos
A vast stretch of vegetation next to Aitoliko Lagoon has become hidden beneath a huge mass of spider silk.
The disturbing scene, which looks like something straight out of a horror movie, was captured on camera recently by local photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos.

He described the spectacle as "strange and unprecedented."

According to experts, the arachnids, which number in the thousands, are of the genus Tetragnatha.
They are notorious for building huge webs during particularly humid conditions.

"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party," said Professor Maria Chatzaki from the Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini.

"They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation. There are huge numbers of male and female spiders mating. The spiders will have their party and will soon die."


Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (5)


Tags: Greece, Spider


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DebDandelion on 20 September, 2018, 14:07
I just died a little on the inside
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 23 September, 2018, 0:25
It's 1000 feet of spider webs. It's not one continuous web. That title is a bit misleading. As much as I'd want to take a flame thrower to it, I bet it's really helping cull the mosquito population, which also spikes when it's humid.
Comment icon #3 Posted by GlitterRose on 23 September, 2018, 3:14
That's a whole lotta nope.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jenn8779 on 23 September, 2018, 5:02
This just gives me chills.... very allergic to spider bites. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Katniss on 24 September, 2018, 2:47
Cool, but creepy at the same time. Just looking at the article pics is enough to send shivers down my spine.


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