A newly discovered spider in Madagascar builds the longest and largest orb webs in the world. The spider, called Darwin’s bark spider, makes webs that stretch for 25 meters. The webs are built over rivers, stretching from bank to bank. The webs can measure up to 2.8 meters square in area, that’s about 30 square feet!
The webs are made of the toughest biomaterial yet discovered. The web needs to be strong because of its size and the amount of weight it holds. The web can catch 30 or more insects at any given time.
Researchers are trying to discover how the spiders build such large webs.
For more about this amazing discovery, visit BBC News.