Added on: 27th Feb 2015
GIANT LONG-LEGGED KATYDID (MALAYSIA)
Inhabiting the mountainous slopes of Malaysia, these huge enormous
insect eating insects are the largest katydids in the world.
HICKORY HORNED DEVIL (NORTH AMERICA)
These solitary nocturnal caterpillars curl up into a “j” shape
during the day that resembles bird droppings.
Also known as doodlebugs, the larvae eat ants (hence the name)
while the more mature antlions move on to consuming
nectar and pollen.
GIANT WALKING STICK (NEW GUINEA, NEW CALEDONIA
AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)
Not only does it blend in to look like a stick, if you do manage to spot
it and it feels threatened, depending on the species it may try to
squirt you with vomit, faeces, or blood.
WHEEL BUG (NORTH AMERICA)
They generally feed upon soft bodied insects which they pierce
with their beak in order to inject poison that dissolves their insides.
SCORPION FLY (WORLDWIDE)
In scorpion fly society, females choose mates based on the
quality of the gift of prey they are offered.
MAGGOT OF A BLUEBOTTLE FLY (WORLDWIDE)
Not only are they born in faeces, it is also their first meal.
GOLIATH BEETLE (BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA
AND SOUTH AFRICA)
Among the largest insects on Earth, Goliath beetles have been
reared in captivity using commercial cat and dog food.
TITAN BEETLE (VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR,
PERU, THE GUIANAS, AND NORTH-CENTRAL BRAZIL)
It’s sharp mandibles are notorious for being able to slice a pencil in
half and easily tear through human flesh.