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Insects That You Don't See Everyday

"Wawawewah! Are they from outer-space?" Well I'm afraid to tell you that they are not, they are insects from our planet Earth.

If you want to know more about these beautiful/weird/fun/eww looking bugs, then the following article would sure interest you. I am curious about insects, they are small but they can always find a way to get people's attention. Here is some of the insects that you won't see everyday:

1 - Ischnura heterosticta
Also called "common bluetail", it's a damselfly very common in Australia. Damselflies are relatives to dragonflies. Ischnura heterostictas are carnivorous, with long body shape. They have very big eyes just like any other damselflies. Equipped with long, transparent wings that can help them fly very fast. I think the blue color is very nice on them.


2 - Idolomantis diabolica
Commonly knows as the "devil's flower mantis" or "giant devil's flower mantis", the term "flower" is used because they look like flowers. In fact, they mimic flowers. Personnaly I think this is the most beautiful species of praying mantis. When I was young I saw a huge brown mantis on my bed, almost peed my pants. Some of them are really big if you ever saw one in real life, but they don't really move that much so it's hard to notice.


3 - Hypercompe scribonia
Also called the"giant leopard moth" or "eyed tiger moth". Hopefully, they are not as big as any leopards or tigers out there. They got their name because of the color paterns. That's one of the most beautiful moth I have seen so far, looks very fashionable.

4 - Hymenopus coronatu
Also known as Malaysian orchid mantis or pink orchid mantis or simply orchid mantis. It's another type of "flower mimicking praying mantis, which means that they will disguise into flowers and wait for they preys to come, what a nice way to get food. I would also like to disguise into something and let people throw food at me, hmm...

5 - Hyalophora cecropia
Probably the biggest moth found in North America. Can have a width of 9 inches with wings spread. Young cecropia moths tend to live on maple trees.



6 - Eupackardia calleta
Better known as " calleta silkmoth", lives in Guatemala, Mexico, or Southern USA. Looks colorful, which makes me think of candies.
7 - Dynastes Hercules
As you can read, it has the word "Hercules", must be very strong. You can simply call them Hercules beetles. Found in North and South America. They can support 850 times of their own weight, hence the name "Hercules".

8 - Calliteara pudibunda
Also called the pale tussock, they are widely found in Europe, especially Denmark. As you can see in the picture, they are very hairy.
9 - Belostomatidae
What you see on its back are called eggs...this is a dangerous insect. If you got bite it would hurt a lot! Here is the description I found:

"Bugs of the family Belostomatidae are fierce predators which stalk, capture and feed on aquatic crustaceans, fish and amphibians[...]They then strike, injecting a powerful digestive saliva with their mouthparts, and sucking out the liquefied remains [...]"Source

Scary, you can say?

10 - Arachnid Solifugae
They are also known as camel spiders, they can run as fast as 16 kilometers per hour. That's faster than me. Fortunately, they are not very dangerous.

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