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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:02 PM

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

Source: Associated Press

Updated 5:21 pm CDT, Friday, September 21, 2018





ATHENS, Greece (AP) It's not quite the World Wide Web but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.

Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens.

Experts told local media that the numbers of lake flies, a non-biting midge, have rocketed amid humid late summer conditions. Spiders, which fancy the flies, reproduced fast to take full advantage of the feast.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Walk-into-my-parlor-Greek-spiders-spin-giant-web-13247382.php#photo-16205545

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Judi Lynn Sep 21 OP
Equinox Moon Sep 21 #1
Bayard Sep 21 #2
john657 Sep 21 #3
Raine Sep 22 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:06 PM

1. Very cool!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 10:33 PM

2. I think I've seen that movie........

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 10:47 PM

3. Yeah, me too.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 02:19 AM

4. So Cool!

I find spiders fascinating, I would love to go to this place and see those spiders in action!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 02:31 AM

5. Help me! Help me!

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