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Guys/Girls just had to share this with you amazingSpider Tree

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.
Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before – but they also report that there are now less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.
It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.



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That's amazing!
Reminds me of the photo at the link below - it's the work of the Ermine moth..........

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/27/article-1188650-0517CFE9000005DC-744_634x442.jpg

11 Aug, 2011

 

That's really creepy Meanie. I will be scratching myself all night now.

11 Aug, 2011

 

And I though that I had problems with Totrix moth caterpillars on my plants!

11 Aug, 2011

 

Hy here's a thought, I wonder if anyone has the nerve to prune that tree.

11 Aug, 2011

 

I was kinda hoping that it wasn't a fruit crop.......

11 Aug, 2011

 

Eeeewwwwwww....yuck.

11 Aug, 2011

 

Isnt nature amazing! It is great if the mosquitos are being kept under control.

11 Aug, 2011

 

True, D...but my, what a double edged sword... :/

12 Aug, 2011

 

:))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Wow............

12 Aug, 2011

 

Looks like something from a ghost movie!

13 Aug, 2011

 

that is just so creepy,

17 Aug, 2011



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