'Raining spiders': Airborne arachnids appear over south-eastern Brazil - News Summed Up

'Raining spiders': Airborne arachnids appear over south-eastern Brazil


Residents in a rural area of Minas Gerais state shared photos and videos of overcast skies "raining spiders". While the spiders appear to be floating, they're actually suspended in a giant web. READ MORE:* Giant webs as spiders ride silk parachutes, lay down safety lines to escape floods* The stickiest field in NZ: Spiders knit massive 30 metre shimmering web in Tauranga* Millions of swamp spiders spin mega web* Raining spiders? It's also made international headlines before; In 2013, residents of Santo Antonio da Platina in southern Brazil reported "raining spiders" around telephone polls. The spiders' prey mostly consists of insects - although they sometimes snare small birds.


Source: Stuff January 12, 2019 21:56 UTC



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