It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

May 20, 2015 by  
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First they show up like shooting stars, but as they come closer, it’s clear that they’re some kind of UFO. Then, by the time they’re really close up—perhaps too close—you can see that it is, in fact, a spider with some kind of web-based parachute. The nightmarish phenomenon is known as “spider ballooning” and for the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia it recently brought a rain of millions of tiny baby spiders and their silk down over farms, homes and—yes—people in the area. Read the rest of It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal migration , arachnid migration , australia spiders , australia wildlife , flying spiders , insect migration , migration techniques , new south wales , raining spiders , spider ballooning , spider rain , spiders fly

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