Spider Webs Encasing Entire Trees After the 2010 Flood in Pakistan

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Floods, Spiders

The unprecedented 2010 flooding in Pakistan resulted in more than a fifth of the country becoming submerged.  As a result, millions of spiders climbed into trees to escape the rising floodwaters. The water took so long to recede that all the vegetation became covered in a thick mass of webbing.

On the bright side, these areas have seen far fewer malaria-spreading mosquitos than would normally be present in areas with so much stagnant water. 

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/pakistan-tree-spiders/

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