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Devastating Pakistan floods drive spiders into trees

March 31st, 2011
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY

The devastating floods that swept through Pakistan last year, disrupting the lives of 20 million people, also took a toll on the country’s spiders, many of which have taken to trees to survive, Wired UK magazine reports.

Trees are covered with a thick, eerie mass of webs.

See a gallery of photos here.

Britain’s Department for International Development says the phenomenon may have saved lives because those areas have far fewer malaria-spreading mosquitoes than might be expected where standing water is present, Wired UK reports.

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