Millions of tiny yellow spiders are appearing all over the country including Buckinghamshire what looks like an arachnid invasion.
The clusters of little yellow bugs have been photographed and shared by people across the U.K. in a wide variety of places, including on walls, bins, door handles and outdoor plants.
Called garden spiders, the creepy crawlies hatch at this time of year, but they're set to get bigger, as these images show them just days old.
The brightly-hued harmless spiders stand out thanks to their yellow backs with black centres and can be born in batches of 300 to 800 from the common araneus diadematus spider, known as the cross orbweaver.
The maternal spider covers her laid eggs in a thick layer of yellow spider silk strengthened with pieces of dead organisms and faeces before she dies.
That covering protects them over the winter until they hatch around this time of year.
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Their predators include birds, some species of wasps, such as shrews and lizards.
The British Arachnological Society explains: "If disturbed, the bundle of babies will 'explode', with individual spiderlings dispersing away from each other on tiny silken safety lines.
"Once the danger has passed, they climb back up the web and form a clump again.
"Before emerging from their egg sac, the spiderlings moult once.
"Once emerged, they remain together until they have moulted yet again and grown big enough to be independent."