Residents of a street in Dursley have been confused by what appeared to be insect-like creatures on the walls of houses.

A photo taken on Kingsdown and posted on the Dursley Natters Facebook page showed a wall covered in black objects.

Numerous suggestions were given as to what the origin was, with some theorising caterpillars were responsible.

A more likely answer put forward by others was that it was in fact cavity wall insulation.

However, it might be worth keeping an eye out for an influx of butterflies in Dursley in the near future.