(Mashable) Turns out, though, it's more of an illusion. The species, parawixia bistriata, is a rare social spider which builds webs so fine that they are near impossible to see with the human eye.
Adalberto dos Santos, a biology professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, told the newspaper that the spiders nest in a ball in the vegetation during the day, then come out at night to build a huge web connected to bushes and trees.
The web can measure up to four metres wide and three metres (4.37 yards and 3.28 yards) thick.
There's nothing to worry about, however: The venom of these spiders are harmless, and the web actually helps to keep flies and mosquitoes in check, as they feast on them at dawn.