This unusual pattern of black and white lines covering the tree bark is actually a cluster of hundreds of caterpillars.
The fluffy white hairs surrounding each individual insect blend to give the whole group a fuzzy look.
Each little larva moves around slowly, so that the pattern changes every few minutes.
This rare sight was discovered by professional wildlife photographer and journalist Luciano Candisani.
© Luciano Candisani/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency
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