Trees Trapped in Webs

Although you might first think that these images show some sort of spider-based nightmare, the perpetrators of this silky mess were not arachnids, but rather an unassuming creature called the ermine moth.  The webs covering the trees, bushes, and everything else around them are the result of the silk they produce when they cocoon as caterpillars.

Fortunately, the damage to the trees and bushes is not permanent and the ermine infestation is not a regular occurrence.

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Jason Donner

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