Spiders Cover Greek Coast in Webs

Spiders covered about 300 meters of Greek coastline in webs, as footage posted online by Giannis Giannakopoulos on September 17 shows.

One expert, speaking to Greek media, said that the spiderwebs in Aitoliko are explained by weather conditions which caused a population surge of mosquitos in the area. The mosquitos serve as food for the spiders, which also had a population boom.

The large spiders’ nests are seasonally created for mating, according to experts, quoted by the BBC; however they are noticeably larger than usual due to the high population of spiders. Credit: Giannis Giannakopoulos via Storyful