Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Town With Huge Blankets Of Webs

Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Town With Huge Blankets Of Webs

Now, if you fear spiders, then it may sound like a nightmare to you.

Tetragnatha spiders, Live Science reports, are known for their long, ovular bodies, even dubbed as "stretch spiders" because of it.

They are known to build webs near watery habitats such as the lagoon - creating mating dens. Jumping Spiders Which Can Leap 6ft Found For The First Time In UK.

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.

Ms Chatzaki also pointed out that it is a relatively common phenomenon that occurs every couple of years.

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

"The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she said, per the BBC. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider".

As reported by Daily Hellas, a broad area of greenery has been cloaked by the silvery spider-web produced by Tetragnatha spiders. The trio of conditions were quite ideal for the spiders, which made quick work of the shrubbery, transforming it into their own mating den.

Local man Giannis Giannakopoulos shared images of a "huge veil" of spider webs - saying that the spiders seemed to be catching and eating a lot of mosquitoes.

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