If Creepy Insects Freak You Out Then These Are Gonna Make You Scream!
If you are easily freaked out by insects then this would be the best time not to continue, if you do continue then you will be able to see a list of 20 of the creepiest looking insects. Regardless of how they make you feel, you should know that not all of them are harmful to humans.
1. Hickory Horned Devil
This is a creepy looking moth, native to North America. Although it looks intimidating and scary, it actually is not harmful to humans.
2. Blue Bottle Fly
These are slightly larger than house flies and live off dead animals, animals with open wounds, animal poop and other decaying matter. They are pretty much found anywhere in the world.
3. Thorn Bug
Thorn bugs are tree hoppers found in all continents except Antarctica. Most species of thorn bugs are considered innocuous.
4. Tongue Eating Louse
This is a creepy and funny insect that exists as a parasite. It crawls into a fish and lives inside the fish without causing any harm to the fish. Tongue eating louse is mostly found from the Gulf of California and south to north of the Gulf of Guayaquil in Ecuador.
5. Tse Tse Fly
Tse Tse fly, also called as tik-tik flies are large biting flies that are densely found in mid continental Africa between the Sahara and Kalahari deserts. They live by feeding on the blood of humans along with that of other vertebrate animals and cause sleeping sickness.
6. Brahmin Moth Caterpillar
At the look of it, it looks like an insect which is prepared to kill with its intricate headgear and pointy tail, but in reality they are harmless caterpillars.
7. White Ermine
White Ermine is a moth with milky white with orange colored abdomen and black dorsal dots. They are found throughout the temperate belt of Eurasia. Both the larva and adult are poisonous and thus not eaten by birds.
8. Brown Sulawesi Plume Moth
This moth is a native of Indonesia. It can often be mistaken as a blade of grass in its resting position.
9. Brazilian Treehopper
The most striking feature of this creature is its head gear. The very glimpse of its headgear is enough to scare away the predators.
10. Devil’s Flower Mantis
This could be called flower mantis as they sit on a flower all day and wait for the prey to show up.
11. Brazilian Wandering Spider
Found mainly in South and Central America. They held the Guinness Book of World Record in 2010 as the most venomous spiders. Unlike other spiders which prey while sitting in their web, this one wanders in the night seeking for prey. However, they are not very fatal and very little causality has been reported from their bite.
12. Giant Weta
This insect is found only in New Zealand and is huge by insect standards. They are also the heaviest insects in the world
Also called the doodlebug in North America because of its odd spiraling traits it leaves in the sand while looking for a good location to build its trap. This trail resembles a doodle in the sand.
14. Scorpion Fly
Scorpion flies are widespread and pretty much found anywhere in gardens and hedgerows. They are instantly identified by a black and yellow body, a reddish head with a long beak and a scorpion like tail. Mating for male scorpion flies is a dangerous game as they can even be killed by the female while mating.
15. Elephant Beetle
Elephant beetles are identified by the black colored body covered with microscopic hair. They are mostly found in Southern Mexico, Central America and South American rainforests.
16. Denki Mushi
Denki mushi translates to ‘electric shock’ in Japanese. These guys release a chemical that feels like an electric shock.
17. Joro Spider
They are mostly spotted in Japan. They have a striking yellow body with a red spot near the belly. Don’t worry if you run into them as they are harmless.
18. Goliath Beetle
They are seen in African tropical forests and hold the title of the largest insects in the world in terms of size and bulk weight.
19. Calleta Silkmoth Caterpillar
You cannot miss this caterpillar owing to its catch color combination. This moth changes its color based on age and environmental factors. You can mostly find them in the southern US.
20. Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
They are found mostly in North America and Central America. The caterpillars are poisonous.