Eerie images show giant web ‘spun by money spiders’ blanketing grass verge for hundreds of yards.

THESE eerie pictures show a huge grass verge blanketed by a giant silky web which was mistaken for frost.

Lorry driver Leo Anderson, 54, spotted the astonishing sight on Tuesday morning when he took his break in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

 Leo Anderson said the web went on for hundreds of yards

Leo Anderson said the web went on for hundreds of yardsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

 Leo spotted the web when he took a break in Inverurie

Leo spotted the web when he took a break in InverurieCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

Leo said the delicate white web, which was spread across a grass verge, went on for 'hundreds of yards' - and at first, he thought it was frost.

The reason behind the web is not known, but bug experts believed it could have been created by money spiders, which are also known as 'sheet weavers'.

Suzanne Burgess, manager of Buglife Scotland wasn’t certain what species of spider made the huge web but thought it could be money spiders, from the family Linyphiidae, as they are known to make sheet like webbing.

Leo, from Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, said: "I've never seen that before, I was quite amazed.

"I was on my break then just spotted it by the side of the road and had to take a picture.

"I didn't have a clue what it was, I just grabbed my phone and started taking pictures.

All about Money Spiders

Belonging to the Linyphiidae family, money spiders are very common in Britain.

The family is one of the largest found in the UK, making up more than 40 per cent of all the spiders found in the country, with over 270 species, according to the British Arachnological Society.

Money spiders are tiny, under 5mm long.

The spiders spin sheet webs to catch their prey, which consist of horizontal sheets with guide threads both above and below the web.

Those threads deflect their prey into the web where the spider waits patiently.

Money spiders can often be found in your garden, usually spinning its web in dense shrubs and dwarf conifers.

The spider got its name as they can occasionally get caught in your hair, which was used as a sign that the person would come into money.

For extra good luck you are supposed to spin the spider around your head by its web before letting it go.

"It was on the grass verge and went on for hundreds of yards.

"When I first saw it I thought it was frost but then I realised it wasn't that cold.

"When I got up close I was like 'wow'."

 Insect experts think the huge web was made by money spiders

Insect experts think the huge web was made by money spidersCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

 Leo initially thought it was frost on the ground but then realised it wasn't that cold

Leo initially thought it was frost on the ground but then realised it wasn't that coldCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

 Money spiders are also known as 'sheet weavers' due to the webs they spin

Money spiders are also known as 'sheet weavers' due to the webs they spinCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

 Lorry driver Leo said he was amazed when he spotted the sight

Lorry driver Leo said he was amazed when he spotted the sightCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

 Money spiders, also known as sheet weavers, are part of the Linyphiidae family

Money spiders, also known as sheet weavers, are part of the Linyphiidae familyCredit: Getty - Contributor

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