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Giant spider web stretches 1,000 feet across lagoon: They're having "a party".

Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300m-long spider-web in Aitoliko.

She said the web was caused by the spiders of the Tetragnatha genus, and this phenomenon was also seen in the region in 2003.

A town in Greece was captured covered in thousands of spiderwebs, according to footage published this week.

According to Molecular Biologist Maria Chatzaki, "when an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make large populations". Residents say the extensive spider webs have another benefit: keeping down mosquitoes.

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Greek photographer, Giannis Giannakopoulos, posted photos of the webs on his Facebook page.

Although neither the gnats or the spiders are risky to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting.

The lagoon in Aitoliko is now shrouded in webs, burying vegetation in a mass of spider silk, filled with mating spiders and their young.

According to Science Alert, the spiders are likely from the Tetragnatha genus - commonly known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider". They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area.


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