31 Jul '11, 8am

Spiders in Pakistan encase whole trees in webs

Spiders in Pakistan encase whole trees in webs

One unexpected blessing from the bizarre post-flood event is that the hungry spiders seem to be significantly reducing mosquito populations. Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases became a serious concern in the region after the floods receded and left the landscape blanketed in stagnant water. But areas of Sindh with the most web-covered trees also have reported fewer cases of malaria.

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