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World's Most Unusual Insects

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Bullet Ant Report Abuse
One bite from this ant is so painful it is compared to a bullet. It causes trembling, throbbing, burning, perspiration, and can cause paralysis that lasts about 24 hours.
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Amblypygids Report Abuse
Appear to be a cross between a spider, scorpion, and crab. They have no stinger or tail and walk sideways on six legs.
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Hercules Beetle Report Abuse
Can support 850 times its own weight on its shell. Strangely with all that strength they eat vegetation and aren’t aggressive except when fighting each other for girls.
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Borneo Walking Stick Report Abuse
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Orchid Mantis Report Abuse
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Camel Spider Report Abuse
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Twisted-wing parasite Report Abuse
Super creepy insects. The larva wait on a flower for a host to fly along. They then bury themselves into its body and feed off of its organs and blood. Adult males leave the host to search for a mate, but they are so good at it they can’t even use their mouths to eat. Females never leave the hosts or grow legs or wings, they just shove the reproductive organs out for the big event.
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Earwig Report Abuse
In some species, the males have two identical, fully-functional and independently operable penises. Generally they only use the right one.
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Assassin Bug Report Abuse
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African Bat Bug Report Abuse
Very violent sex life.
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Driver Ants Report Abuse
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Amazon Tree Ants Report Abuse
They hide in the bottom of traps and then each grab a limb and tear their prey apart before bringing its parts home for dinner.
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Weta Report Abuse
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Calleta Silkmoth Report Abuse
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Cave Glowworm Report Abuse
Create beautiful pictures in caves in New Zeeland as larva by glowing blue-green. Adults look like mosquitos.
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Cyphochilus Beetle Report Abuse
Freakishly white in color. This is believed to help it mimic white fungi.
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Giant Water Bug Report Abuse
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Jungle Nymph Report Abuse
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Honeybees Report Abuse
They seem familiar to us, but they really are quite interesting because of their complex communication structure and ability to create products [honey and wax] that are harvested by several other species.
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