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Spider mating 'party' leaves Greek beach covered in webs

In Aitoliko, Greece, warm weather and an increased mosquito population make for ideal mating conditions for Tetragnatha spiders. The spiders, which are not considered dangerous to humans, have draped a beach in more than 300 meters of webs.
stargazette.com 20 Sep 18
Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider sex 'party'
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Blake Ozz 21 Sep 18
A lagoon in western Greece has basically been taken over by Tetragnatha spiders, also known as “stretch spiders” for their long bodies. Their thick, sticky cobwebs have taken over the greenery surrounding the lagoon...
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Anne Richardson 17 Sep 18
Tetragnatha species (long-jawed orb weaver ) spiderling. This little cutie was just 5-7mm in body length.
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Justin Pickard 21 Sep 18
‘It’s mating season for stretch spiders, known scientifically as Tetragnatha genus, and to celebrate, they’ve covered almost everything in sight with a dense shroud of webs.’
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Nat'l Ocean Policy 21 Sep 18
Here's something you don't see every day. A recent increase on mosquito populations in Greece resulted in perfect conditions for a spider population explosion, resulting in this beach being covered by their webs.
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ANA-MPA news 20 Sep 18
Residents in the lakeside town Aitoliko in western Greece woke to an otherworldly scene last Tuesday, with the entire eastern shore of the lake covered by a shimmering "veil" of spiders' webs. Photos released on Wednesday by ANA/Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
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Jan Krupička 20 Sep 18
"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party. These spiders are not dangerous for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora." "The spiders will have their party and will soon die." \m/
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BBC One 21 Sep 18
Three hundred metres. THREE HUNDRED. This is not ideal. 🕷🕸
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Anisa Subedar 20 Sep 18
🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️ Remember that film Arachnophobia? 🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️ ...high temperatures, sufficient humidity and food created the ideal conditions for the species to reproduce in large numbers. 🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️
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CNN 20 Sep 18
No, it's not Halloween, but the spider webs draping everything from street signs to trees in this Greek town are a spooky sight
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