‘Raining spiders’: airborne arachnids appear over south-east Brazil

Soaring temperatures bring tales of eight-legged invaders as huge numbers of communal species spin invisible webs in the sky

Summer in south-east Brazil has brought soaring temperatures this week, and some disconcerting eight-legged visitors.

Residents in a rural area of southern Minas Gerais state have reported skies “raining spiders”, a phenomenon which experts say is typical in the region during hot, humid weather.

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‘Raining spiders’: airborne arachnids appear over south-east Brazil