Ghostly webs by julienne1

Ghostly webs

Some of the hedgerows round here are covered in these silky webs. They are produced by the Spindle Ermine moth's caterpillars (so named because the caterpillars enjoy Spindle leaves). They eat the foliage voraciously but it's surprising how quickly the hedge recovers when the caterpillars pupate and in a couple of months you wouldnt know they'd been there.
Wow - is it normally that prolific?
May 23rd, 2019  
@christophercox yes round here I've seen them cover lengths of hedgerow up to about 30 yards
May 23rd, 2019  
Bep
Really amazing!
May 23rd, 2019  
oh gosh!
May 23rd, 2019  
Great find, shot and info.
May 23rd, 2019  
@julienne1 remarkable!
May 23rd, 2019  
I love how nature works together :)
May 23rd, 2019  
Cool capture.
May 24th, 2019  
Wow, amazing. What a lot of work
May 24th, 2019  
Amazing. Thank you for explaining. Nature is fantastic!
May 28th, 2019  
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