Don't Look Up: Intense Video Shows The Sky 'Raining Spiders' in Brazil - ScienceAlert
Sciencealert.com - Sat 12 Jan 07:05 GMT

Don't Look Up: Intense Video Shows The Sky 'Raining Spiders' in Brazil - ScienceAlert

Nature is filled with astonishing and sometimes terrifying phenomena. Case in point: this footage of spiders seemingly raining from the sky.

  Case in point: this footage of spiders seemingly raining from the sky.

  Filmed in Minas Gerais in southern Brazil, these spiders are Parawixia bistriata, a rare 'social' spider that works together to build giant, fine webs up high.

  In reality, these harmless orb weavers are settled in a giant, fine web that's almost invisible to the naked eye, hunting for prey.

  His grandmother Jercina Martinelli, told local paper Terra Do Mandu: "There were many more webs and spiders than you can see in the video.

  Adalberto dos Santos, a biology professor specializing in arachnology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais told The Guardian that Parawixia bistriata work together in the evenings to build webs that can be up to 4 metres (13 feet) wide and 3 metres (9.8 feet) thick.