Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Chatzaki also pointed out that the increased number of spiders in the area should be seen as a positive since it is the only effective way nature has to combat mosquitoes which she notes have also been seen in the area in greater numbers than usual.

High temperatures have sparked a sexual frenzy among spiders in Greece - causing the creatures to build a vast network of webs across a lagoon.

The genus covers hundreds of species which are found all over the world, although most occur in the tropics and subtropics.

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The thick, fuzzy covering comes from Tetragnatha spiders, a type of spider that frequents tropical climates, as Maria Chatzaki, a biology professor at Greece's Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit.

'They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation'. "These spiders are not unsafe for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", Chatzaki told the BBC. Luckily, she said, they won't be around for long.

Image: Experts say the spiders are not risky.

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According to British newspaper The Guardian, Prof Chatzaki said: "The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party".

Local Giannis Giannakopoulos shared pictures Monday of what he described as a "strange and unprecedented spectacle" on his Facebook page, garnering dozens of shares.

In a video uploaded by Giannis Giannakopoulos on YouTube on Tuesday (Sept 18), a large stretch of land alongside the water is seen covered in spider web, with shrubs and short trees all falling within the cloak.

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