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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496

PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:wow, not quite sure what to make of that, looks really pretty, I'm guessing they are silk worms, any idea why they are in such huge numbers like that suddenly?

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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ezz
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

ezz

moo..
Location: melbourne, australia

Total posts: 1899
Posted:ooooh wow.....the bikes all covered up look kind of creepy..and the close up of them *shudders*

hug me!

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rin_666
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom

Total posts: 223
Posted:what are they? Caterpillars? If that had been my bike I'd have been doing the girly squealy thing of going "Eeeeeeewwwww" and trying to get someone else get my bike. :S That's really creepy how much gossamer that is.

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Twisthem488


Twisthem488

member
Location: USA

Total posts: 187
Posted:whoah, never seen web worms in such great numbers. Heck i've never seen them do anything mor than cover up a couple tree branches. Thats insane.

Im a Thespian, But I'll Act Normal Around You Guys

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Digital
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:i want some frown

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:How absolutely amazing. biggrin Like what did they live on. Did they strip that tree bare. Amazing imagery of the bike. eek

Silk worms spin differently to that.
more like this


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silkworm mouth

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Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted: Written by:

"The larvae are almost certainly from the butterfly Yponomeuta evonymella, Bird-cherry Ermine (or Hggspinnmal in Swedish). It has haunted areas of Sweden for several years, but the trees do come back after being stripped clean of their foliage."




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Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:wow - reminds me of the saw fly larvae in march and april when they strip foliage off bottle brushes and hang in clumps...

fabulous pictures smile


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:We had a similar plague one year when I was in college. Bike riding was awful, you'd come in with six or seven stuck to you.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Triptoe


member
Location: Europe

Total posts: 71
Posted:Oh censored, thats censored scary!!! eek mention if they get too many and one day they rule the world...and everything, even us, are packed in their nets...and they are everywhere... help

-I love goats and cheesecake-

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