Nature is filled with surprising and sometimes frightening phenomena.
Filmed in Minas Gerais in southern Brazil, these spiders are Parawixia bistriata, a rare "social" spider working together to build giant, fine webs up high.
And contrary to what it can see, do not worry, they do not actually rain from below.
In fact, these harmless orb weaves are solved in a giant Fine web that is almost invisible to the naked eye, chasing after prey. At the end of the video, you can see them moving across the web.
As apocalyptic as it can be seen, this phenomenon is quite common in the area when the weather is warm and humid ̵
His grandmother Jercina Martinelli, told local publication Terra Do Mandu : "There were many more webs and spiders than you can see in the video. We have seen this before, always in twilight on days when it was really hot. "
Adalberto dos Santos, a biology professor specializing in arachnics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, told The Guardian that Parawixia bistriata works together in the evenings to build webs as c one be up to 4 meters wide and 3 meters thick.
At the beginning of the morning they eat the catch in the net overnight – small insects and sometimes even small birds – before you spend the day hidden in vegetation.
The good news is that these spiders are harmless to humans. They actually help us out by getting rid of insects like mosquitoes and flies.
"They pull us much better than they hurt us," dos Santos says. The guardian.