5 weirdest insects that walk (crawl) the earth
Caution ahead! Reading this will give you a creepy crawly feeling that would last for a long, long, LONG time. And for those of you who find this to be cute, get yourself checked. Seriously.
The insect world is quite vast with more than a million different species of insects. This world is filled with some of the creepiest creatures that just make you want to curl up under a blanket and never come out. Remember spiders? Here are top 10 freakishly creepy insects.
A bug that eats other bugs! The antlion, also known as doodlebug, is named that way because it eats ants during its larval stage. Mind you, only the babies of this insect are predators, not the adults, that too without a mouth!
2. Brazilian Treehopper
Treehoppers are known to be a family full of weird looking insects, but Brazilian treehopper definitely takes away the award for being the strangest one. This insect has a weird hollow structure on its back that, apparently, has no known purpose. Brazilian treehopper is one of those insects that will definitely give you a bug nightmare.
3. Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
This definitely goes in one of those “when puberty hits” cases. Pipevine swallowtail caterpillar is one of those scary looking red armored worms with horns that transform into magnificent fluorescent blue colored butterflies. Not only do they look like this but are also known to be found in groups when young. Yes, please imagine them crawling on your body.
Imagine scorpions, and now imagine them flying around. Yup, time to leave this planet. Okay, I might have over-reacted a bit and I know it’s not an actual flying scorpion, but look at that thing. Scorpionflies are thought to be the ancestors of modern day moths and butterflies and can be found all over the world. And that stinger on its tail? Don’t worry, those are its genitals.
5. Assassin bug
Even though the name sounds like the title of a Quentin Tarantino movie, I am pretty sure even Quentin Tarantino would be scared of this weird looking insect. This badass insect totally deserves the badass name it has been given. An assassin bug stabs its prey and then injects a toxin into its prey’s body, thereby turning its insides into a mushy soup. Slurp slurp!
P.S. It wears the dead corpses as an armor.
Did I miss out on any other creepy or weird bugs that you know about? Do let me know and I would include it in my list. Happy creepy crawling feelings!