Spiders build 1,000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

A lagoon in western Greece is covered in a 1,000-foot spider web as mating season hits the island of Aitoliko

A spider web spanning almost 1,000ft has appeared in Greece, where locals say unusually high mosquito activity took place before the web appeared.

A beach in the Greek town of Aitoliko has been blanketed with spider webs stretching more than 300 yards.

Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube. After all, these types of spiders are known to build very big nests for their mating season.

As reported by Daily Hellas, a broad area of greenery has been cloaked by the silvery spider-web produced by Tetragnatha spiders.

Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the handsome weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party". The spiders are likely from the genus Tetragnatha which are commonly known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.

Professor Maria Chatzaki, at the Democritus University of Thrace said, 'It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party. She explains, "When an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has ideal conditions to be able to make large populations".

Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants.

Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. They frequent regions all over the world, but often stick to habitats near the water.

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