Spider web cocooned trees in Sindh Pakistan – Protecting PKFloods 2010 areas from Malaria

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(Images: Russell Watkins/DFID)

The 2010 Floods in Pakistan that caused devastation over a major part of the country, also brought about a strange phenomenon. Apparently, the flood waters caused millions of spiders to seek refuge in trees and other vegetation, where they proceeded to spin webs all around the trees. The trees (pictured in the images) look like huge cotton candy but are slowly dying.


An amazing side-effect of this phenomenon is that the webs are limiting the number of mosquitoes in the area, which given the stagnant water in the area should have been breeding in multitudes. Indeed it is a blessing of Allah (may He be glorified and praised) that after the hardships faced by the people, he has brought them protection for further disease through this amazing phenomenon.



For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. (Quran 94:5-6)


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10 thoughts on “Spider web cocooned trees in Sindh Pakistan – Protecting PKFloods 2010 areas from Malaria”

  1. now that is another reason for me to recall what Allah asks us in Quran that how many times and how many blessings will, from Allah, i will negate and ignore.


    1. I didn’t see the reason for this anywhere but I can only speculate that the necessary sunlight and oxygen is being hampered and hence the slowly dying part…. unfortunately there was no elaborate report available on the net to be able to confirm this.



  2. Nature follows its own course and has peculiar ways of doing things. Following that huge ecological disturbance, looks like it comes as a counter balancing act.

    All praise for Allah!


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