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A spooky sighting has given passers by the creeps ever since this 20ft cobweb appeared last month.

The web, which covered a number of trees in the area, has been spotted by many people and has been identified as a caterpillar web.

Residents were spooked by 20ft web spun by ermine moth caterpillars

Residents were spooked by 20ft web spun by ermine moth caterpillars

The webs were spotted by Kate Arnold when she was on her way home from work in Luton, Beds..

Kate said: "When I drove past it I had to stop and have a look. Insects don't really creep me out and I was so intrigued to see this.

"It's so surreal, I have never seen anything like it before, when I got out the car I expected a 20ft spider like the one out of Harry Potter to be there.

"At first I thought it would be spiders, but when I went to have a look I realised that it was caterpillars.

"I have had a look on Google and realised that there aren't many sightings of webs this big in the UK which is really strange.