The locals in the picturesque town of Aitoliko, Greece woke up to the odd sight on Monday, Sept. 17: a 1,000-foot blanket of spider webs cloaking the entire eastern coast of the lagoon, according to Daily Hellas.
A Western Greek beach has almost been taken over with more than 900 feet of spider webs.
With the growth of the gnat population, the spiders also thrive and multiply.
Most people encounter spider webs one at a time, maybe a handful or so in a single day.
According to Molecular Biologist Maria Chatzaki, "when an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make large populations".
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Behind the phenomenon, Pergantis said, are the spiders' favorite snacks: gnats. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation", Chatzaki told the Greek news site, according to a translation from the BBC.
Humid conditions are said to be behind the appearance of the arachnids. Residents say the extensive spider webs have another benefit: keeping down mosquitoes.
The spiders are not a danger to humans, the report said.
Molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites Newsit that the spiders were not risky and that their expansive web will not cause any damage to vegetation.
"There are huge numbers of male and female spiders mating".