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Spooky caterpillar invasion

An invasion by millions of caterpillars has turned a park and graveyard into a spooky scene as trees have been wrapped with cobweb-like nests.

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Millions of caterpillars turn graveyard into 'ghostly scene' phenomenon

The white web-like nests have been spun around the trees creating a spooky atmosphere

Millions of caterpillars have turned a cemetery into a 'ghostly scene' in Southend-on-Sea.

The harmless bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars have created web-like nests which cover entire trees leaving local people bewildered.

The web-nests are produced by the caterpillars to allow the creatures to devour the entire tree
A close-up shows the bird cherry ermine moths moving around underneath the web-like substance

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