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Those who happen to find themselves wondering along the shores of Aitoliko and western Greece this September are set to witness an eerie spectacle. True to their name, stretch spiders are longer than your average spider.

Most people encounter spider webs one at a time, maybe a handful or so in a single day. She explained that the seasonal phenomena occurs when the spiders are mating, and that an increase in the mosquito population this year had lead to ideal conditions for a population explosion among the spiders.

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.

Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures are creating the flawless climate for reproduction.

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While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece, might look freaky, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora.

Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants. They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation.

They are known to build webs near watery habitats such as the lagoon - creating mating dens.

"The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she said, per the BBC. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.


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