Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's Raining Spiders in Brazil


This may look like the stuff of nightmares, but it's quite normal in Paran√°, Brazil. These brown spiders are also known as social spiders. They reside in tress during the day, but in the late afternoon and early evening each spider create a sheet web which they then join together to construct this huge web to capture insects. It takes a village.



Sidebar: Between the years 1993 to 2000 there were 20,699 spider bites in this Brazilian state alone.


source: G1
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1678-91992006000100009
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