Spiders build 1,000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

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The spider web's industrious creators, known as "stretch spiders" for their long and slender bodies, are of the genus Tetragnatha.

A 300-metre-long spider web that has covered the beach in Aitoliko, Greece has been making rounds on the internet, having covered everything from vegetation to the surface of the water.

Although neither the gnats or the spiders are unsafe to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting.

The massive blanket has been created by Tetragnatha spiders, a species known for constructing large mating nests.

'These spiders are not unsafe for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora.

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Although the phenomenon is highly unusual, experts say it is nothing to be anxious since the spiders will soon perish and the web will vanish naturally.

"The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she told Sky News, adding that the phenomenon takes place every few years. "The increase in the population of mosquitoes is certainly not irrelevant to this phenomenon".

Tetragnatha is a genus of spiders that contains many thousands of species colloquially known as "stretch spiders" due to their long and elongated bodies.

The high temperatures in this area are the ideal conditions for these spiders to breed. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time.

With the growth of the gnat population, the spiders also thrive and multiply.

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