Meanwhile, in Brazil, spiders have taken over an entire town

February 11, 2013

Brad Plumer – The Washington Post, 02/11/2013

You think you have problems? In the Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina, spiders are constructing giant sheet webs across the sky to capture insects.

Here’s more info from the Examiner, which explains why it sometimes “rains spiders” in the area:

Brazilian’s news portal G1 consulted with a Brazilian biologist who identified the spiders as Anelosimus eximius. The Brazilian local spider is considered to be a “social spider” species known for its massive colonies. The spider species is also known for forming massive webs.

Read more and see the video…

 


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