Thousands of spiders from 12 different species have built a web stretching for 200 yards – the size of two football fields – in Texas’ Lake Tawakoni State Park.
Normally, the spiders are competitors and enemies, and work individually on their own orb-shaped webs. But entomologists say that bountiful insect hatches caused by heavy rainfall have provided so much food that the spiders instinctively repressed their traditional enmities in favor of cooperation. It’s a population-level evolutionary behavior that’s never before been witnessed!
This might be one of the biggest, if not the biggest spiderweb ever found. This huge web was found covering 180 meters of trees and bushes by the employees of park Lake Tawakoni in Texas.
It’s not yet clear if this “work of art” has been made by a single or a colony of spiders. Also, nothing was said about the species of spider found at the location. Until further information is provided, here is the huge white web.
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