Spooky cobwebs blanket hedges in 'not-so-cosy' English countryside

A hedgerow near Bristol has been coated in a creepy layer of cobwebs in this eerie video.

What looks like the work of spiders, or unseasonal Halloween pranksters, is actually the creation of an army of very hungry caterpillars.

The scary silken jungle was created by small spindle ermine moth caterpillars.

It is believed they cover hedges and sometimes trees to shield themselves from predators between the months of May and June in the UK.

Take a closer look in the video above.