Bizarre Caterpillar Infestation in Sweden

Here is one of the oddest things I’ve seen in a while. Perhaps file this one under “Heading for the Apocalypse”. There has been an infestation of web-spinning caterpillars in Sweden and the prolific little buggers have been encasing everything from trees to bikes with the stuff. Tell me this doesn’t look like something out of aliens? There’s not a tremendous amount of additional info here on the particular species or whether this is a common occurrence, but you have to wonder if the outbreak of caterpillars here has something to do with global warming or some manifestation of a Biblical prophesy. But seriously, really weird.