Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web

The webs are said to cover herbs and palm trees on the stretch of land. Pic Giannis Giannakopoulos

As reported by Daily Hellas, a broad area of greenery has been cloaked by the silvery spider-web produced by Tetragnatha spiders.

The warmer climate conditions in western Greece have led to a freakish phenomenon.

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

Greek local and photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos captured stunning photographs and a video of the webs. 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.

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

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Locals said the sudden rise in spiders had come with the arrival of mosquitoes in the town.

Thankfully for residents, however, the species are harmless.

Speaking to Greek news websites, molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki said that the spiders are not unsafe to humans and she not be feared.

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.

In the interview, Democritus University of Thrace assistant professor Maria Chatzaki said: "The spiders will have their party and die soon".

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