These images may give you the illusion of a thin film of silk covering large tracts of land. But, soon this illusion will turn into dread if you are told that these are spider webs. Yes it’s true! These are giant spider webs seen in the state of Victoria in Australia.Experts say that thousands of spiders in the region spun these webs to escape to high grounds during flooding.
After floodwaters receded, the webs emerged and were seen covering large areas like a single sheet of cobweb. The spiders which lay such webs are called 'vagrant hunters', which typically live on the ground and do not build a web. They only build these webs to survive the flooding and move up to higher grounds.
When spiders in large numbers do this at same time, they end up hooking on to each other creating this wavy sheet of silk. However, these webs are not expected to last long and may fade away in a few days.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 18 June 2021, 11:57 AM IST
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