Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

Spiderwebs cover areas of greenery along the Greek coastline

Spiderwebs cover areas of greenery along the Greek coastline

The greenery surrounding the lagoon in Aitoliko is buried in thick, sticky cobwebs.

The weird sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragnatha - otherwise known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. According to the scientists, however, the Tetragnatha spiders are usually building such large webs for mating purposes, and this phenomenon is occurring seasonally.

"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.

These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora. They frequent regions all over the world, but often stick to habitats near the water.




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

The lovely Grecian beaches have been transformed into an eerie landscape overrun by spiders as a massive spider web stretches across the entire shoreline.

Residents of the Greek island Aitoliko found not the most pleasant discovery - one of the local beaches were completely braided webs. He noted they seemed to be catching plenty of mosquitoes. Chatzaki also added that the spiders usually do the same thing every couple of years, where they turn the whole town into a horrific bacchanalia and die soon afterwards.

"It is probably a reaction of nature to balance the system by limiting mosquitoes", he wrote.

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