In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

After all, these types of spiders are known to build very big nests for their mating season. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies - and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders - Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to run across water faster than they can move on land. But this webbing is a normal occurrence and is not risky.

Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures are creating the ideal climate for reproduction. She also pointed out that this not the first time this has happened and it's a relatively common phenomenon which can occur every couple of years.

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. According to Chatzaki, it's a combination of timing and opportunism.




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

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

Underneath these huge webs, Chatzaki says that there are populations of spiders mating, according to Live Science.

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