Have you spotted dense webs on hedges and wondered what’s lurking inside? Ever wondered what spider was behind them as they don’t look like a typical spider’s web. Possibly you’ve seen the webs with caterpillars wriggling in them? Well these grubs are not an eight-legged creature’s lunch and that web was spun by those caterpillars.
We spotted these webs, belonging to the Lackey Moth caterpillar, along the coast path near Westward Ho! in north Devon. Here’s a brief introduction about these creatures, their weird webs, and crazy grown ups!