Spiders blanket lagoon with thick layer of webs

23 Septembre, 2018, 08:38 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Why is this Greek Town Covered in a Spider Web

A Western Greek beach has almost been taken over with more than 900 feet of spider webs. She added that the small spiders are capable of creating large webs but that they do not pose a threat to humans or plants and that the rise in population is connected to the mosquitoes on the beach.

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According to Science Alert, the spiders are likely from the Tetragnatha genus - commonly known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.

In a truly "Lord of the Rings"-esque phenomenon, thousands of tiny spiders have carpeted a lagoon in Greece with cobwebs as long as 300-metres (984 feet), The Guardian reports".

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"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party", Chatzaki said, according to a translation by the BBC.

Thankfully, the webs won't be around to menace the people of Aitoliko forever, according to Maria Chatzaki, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University in Thrace, Greece. Doctors Find Live Spider Spinning Webs Inside Chinese Man's Ear, Watch Video! They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she concluded.

Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the handsome weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party". I'm 10 minutes out of town and you can clearly see hundreds of little spiders floating along with their webs and my home is covered in them.

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