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In pictures: Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

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In pictures: Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

In pictures: Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece
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The warmer climate conditions in western Greece have led to a spectacular 300-metre-long spiderweb covering an entire shoreline in Aitoliko.

A wide area of greenery has been covered by Tetragnatha spiders, which can build large nests for mating, according to Greek newspaper Daily Hellas.

Scientists explained that it is a seasonal phenomenon, as warmer than usual temperatures, sufficient humidity and food created the ideal conditions for the species to reproduce in large numbers.

An increase in the mosquito population is also thought to have contributed to the rise in the number of spiders.

This particular spiderweb is one of the largest ever witnessed and, according to scientists, it will eventually disappear naturally.

Yannis Giannakopoulos
Spider webs covering the entire beach in AitolikoYannis Giannakopoulos

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A vast area of greenery has been covered by the webYannis Giannakopoulos

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This spider web is one of the largest ever witnessedYannis Giannakopoulos