Spiders covered the 300-meter "network" coast of Greece

News  Greece Aitoliko beach in Greece covered in spider web

The spider web's industrious creators, known as "stretch spiders" for their long and slender bodies, are of the genus Tetragnatha. Footage of the phenomenon shows endless layers of mesh covering the trees, the ground and all the objects in the immediate vicinity of the beach.

Wildlife experts say it's not uncommon for spiders to build massive nests for mating, especially when it's hot and humid towards the end of summer. This year, a sizable increase in the mosquito population is also an important driver for the spiders' prolific web spinning.

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A university professor said it's as if the spiders are "having a party" due to the conditions.

An event very similar to a Hollywood horror movie is terrifying Greek nationals as a vast spider web measuring more than 1000 feet has draped the whole eastern side of a lagoon in Aitoloko. The abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity made it ideal for the spiders to exploit and create a large population.

Arachnophobes disturbed by the images can rest assured the Tetragnatha's stunning ability to weave webs doesn't mean they are harmful: the creatures pose no threat to humans, and will soon die.

Warm temperatures, flawless humidity levels for the creepy crawlies and a spike in mosquitos-which they feast on- caused the boom in the population of Tetragnatha in the seaside town, she said.

These spiders are not risky to humans and do not harm the flora.

The spiders are said to be mating before they die.

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