1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

Keen to see the ethereal spiderweb in Greece? Here's everything you should do near Aitoliko

Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast

Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

"There are huge numbers of male and female spiders mating [underneath the webs]", Chatzaki said.

Warm weather in Greece has led to a 1,000-foot spider web in Aitoliko.

Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera.

Maria Chatzaki, an arachnologist, said that they're always from the same type of spider in the Tetragnatha genus.

The region's high temperatures have formed ideal conditions for the spiders, who quickly transformed the shrubbery into a mating den to have their own "party".

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An increase in the number of mosquitoes in the area is thought to have given rise to high numbers of the arachnids, also known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.

"These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", she told Greek outlet Newsit.

However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don't pose a threat. Just when you thought you these guys could not get more invasive, they invade a whole Greek town... for a sex party. "It's the ecosystem's natural reactions and once the temperatures begin to drop and the gnat populations die out, the spider populations will decrease as well".

"It's the simple prey-predator phenomenon", Pergantis said.

Neither the gnats nor these spiders are unsafe to humans.

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