Makut negairuut, Nunapicuarmi negat amllerluteng, Spider webs cover vast area
Nunapitchuk, Alaska, United States
20 Sep 2022
The spiders are usually in multiple form in most areas, but it has not been witnessed in this form. This is described as a spider "ballooning" event, the term used when spiders launch themselves in to the air. These events might be happening more frequently as warming Arctic temperatures has been associated with increases in the population of some spider species such as the wolf spider (see Spider Baby Boom in Warming Arctic), and spiders moving further north and also having more then one hatch per season.