Nature: What Are The Scariest Insect In The World

Nature: What Are The Scariest Insect In The World

Insects are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body, three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. Wikipedia

Insects are among the most abundant and diverse groups of organisms on Earth. They can be found everywhere, from pristine bushland to the concreted heart of a city’s CBD. Parks and gardens support hundreds of different species. Even the barest entertainment area will be populated with insects and leafy gardens have a veritable ‘microcosm’ of six-legged beasts.

Insects are an integral part of the ecology of natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems. The ‘ecosystem services’ provided by insects should not be underestimated. They play vital roles in the decomposition of organic matter, nutrient recycling and soil formation, and in the pollination and dispersal of plants. They also provide a food source for many other groups of animals. Only a very small percentage of insect species are troublesome or destructive pests.

Still, some of them are so scary looking, they can haunt our dreams. Prepare to lose some sleep with a look at some of most terrifying insects in the world.

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Brahmin Moth Caterpillar (Bhutan)

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Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare (Brazil)

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Devil Flower Mantis (Africa)

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Sulawesi Plume Moth (Indonesia)

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Giant Hornet (Japan)

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Tarantula Hawk Wasp (USA)

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Tsetse Fly (Zambia)

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White Ermine Moth (Eurasia)

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Silkworm Caterpillar (Asia and Russia)

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Earwig (Europe)

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Elephant Beetle (South America)

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Thorn Bug (Southern Florida)

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House Centipede (worldwide)

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Scorpion Fly (Worlwide)

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Blue Bottle Fly Maggot (Worldwide)

 

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Titan Beetle (South America)

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Rhinoceros Cockroach (Australia)

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Goliath Beetle ( Africa)

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Assassin Bug 

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Ant Lion

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