You’ll never view caterpillars in the same way after what they did to this tree

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When you think of caterpillars, you might well picture one very hungry one – but what you probably don’t picture is a mass of webs.

That’s what Pc Rich Sutcliffe was faced with however when he stumbled across this rather caterpillar-infested tree in North Yorkshire, over which the creatures had formed a vast web.

“I’ve seen some mysterious sights at work but this took me by surprise today. The entire tree ‘moving’ with caterpillars” Sutcliffe wrote on Twitter.

The caterpillars apparently form a protective web over the tree on which they are feeding to protect themselves, sometimes in their thousands.

So there you go – it’s not just spiders and millennials surfing the web these days.

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