It’s astounding –

Time is fleeting. Madness takes its toll.

But listen closely. Not for very much longer. Let’s do the web spin again.

These nests or webs look delicate, yet the threads are surprisingly strong and non-sticky.  These are ermine moths, so called because they are white and have black dots.  The caterpillars eat all the leaves of a tree or bush, then completely cover it with these webs, and in about a fortnight they will have turned into moths (and the tree or shrub, incidentally, will grow new leaves).

We came across such a spun-in tree today on a hike and I guess they would all be gone if we passed there again in a months time.

Linked to A Photo a Week: Fleeting.

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