Foot Spider Web Blankets Entire Lagoon In Greece

Cesar Mills
September 23, 2018

The lagoon in Aitoliko is now shrouded in webs, burying vegetation in a mass of spider silk, filled with mating spiders and their young.

A stretch of about 984 feet of spider web has blanketed land along the shores of Aitoliko, a town in western Greece.

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BBC News reports that while it may seem horrifying to those with arachnophobia, it is a seasonal occurrence that's caused by the Tetragnatha genus of spiders.

"The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party".

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Warm weather and a large number of mosquitos are thought to be to blame for the booming population of the arachnids, which have swarmed the island to mate. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider".

The high temperatures in this area are the ideal conditions for these spiders to breed.

Mr Giannakopoulos added it was "a unusual an unprecedented spectacle". "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she concluded.

"Therefore, we would say that it is an opportunistic phenomenon in this case where exploiting the spiders all these conditions "decide" to give it to understand and grow, to reproduce", Chatzaki said.

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