Unusual Insects -Weird Insects
We seldom see the beauty of weird insects or unusual insects. They might be creepy looking to many of us, but we can’t deny the fact that they are fascinating in their own little way.
Insects are small terrestrial invertebrate of Phylum Arthropoda, consisting of protective hard exoskeleton. The insects have the largest group of species than the animals living on earth, and that includes the continuing researches of new found species of insects. The exoskeletons consist of hard, thin, or plates made of chitin, the semitransparent and main component of exoskeletons of the arthropods, crustaceans and insects. There are various classifications of insect group species:
1) Hymenoplera : Ants, Bees, wasps, sawflies
Bulldog ants, commonly found in Australia and known for aggressive behavior and powerful stings and have the potential of their venom to cause anaphylactic shock to its victims.
The Yellow harvester ants also known as Maricopa harvester ant, commonly found in Arizona, USA. The maricopa ant’s venom is believed to be the most toxic and should be treated immediately. The maricopa ant’s nests are commonly found in fine sandy hill area.
Parasitoid wasps helps control population of agricultural pests.
4) Snakefly (Raphidioplera)
5) Neuroptera (Netwinged insects such as: Antlion, lacewings, mantidflies)
6) Diptera (Fly or True Flies/ Drosopphila or Fruitfly/ horsefly/deerflies)
Horseflies in the order Diptera of Tabinadae family, known as pests because of their painful bites.
6) Lepidoptera ( Butterflies and Moth)
Great Orange-tip Butterfly
Dryas Iulia Butterfly
Actias Selene /Actias Luna Butterfly
Pasture Day Moth
Saddle Back Caterpillar
Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar / Regal Moth
Old World Swallowtail Butterfly
7) Thysanura (Silverfish insects )Wingless Insects:
Ephemeroptera (Mayflies, dragonflies, Zygopthera damselflies)
9) Grylloblatidae (ice crawlers, recent found gladiators, mantophasmatidae)
Green Shield Bug
Common species related to firefly and common glowworm.
15) Cottony Scale Insect (Icerya Purchasi)
Scale insects are parasite of plants and sap drawn from the plant are their means of food.
16) Spiders (Arachnids)
17) Anopheles (mosquito)
18) Pyrops Candelarius
Pyrops Candelarius is a specie of lantern fly commonly found in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
Fulgora planthopper is commonly found in the region part of Brazil.
Fattail scorpion are the most toxic and dangerous species found in the Middle East and Africa, known for its neurotoxins venom and caused fatality.
Venomous species that can be found in North America.
Deathstalker scorpions are found in North Africa, West Africa and Middle East, and bites can cause human death.
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