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Stag Beetle takeoff by "Blepharopsis" on deviantart. You can always rely on this photographer for AMAZING macro shots of exotic creatures.

Ok this is my new favorite insect!  They kill spiders and feed them to their young.  And they are not aggressive!  Awesome!

Spaceship Inspiration : Mud dauber wasp carrying wet mud to build its nest.

OK.... My daughter is standing here holding me while I am pinning this horrendous creature's picture.  Yes...I have a specific phobia.  FREAKING GRASSHOPPERS (the picture is covered while I type this!!).  When I think about exposure therapy and looking at them, touching or god forbid, kissing one, I can't breathe.  Please, no one bring any grasshoppers to class.  I will freak out.

Top Unusual Cat Breeds On Earth.

a Grasshopper was hopping about. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?" / "I am helping to lay

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Foot of a jungle nymph stick insect showing curved claws for gripping

When attacked they swarm out and hook onto each other, making extracting an individual ant by a predator difficult

Scientists unveil 20 new species ...but with a blue scorpion, and a tarantula the size of a hand, couldn't we have got by without knowing?

A fish-hook ant spotted in Cambodia in 2007 When attacked they swarm out and hook onto each other, making extracting an individual ant by a predator difficult

HEXAPODA (Hexápode) - Classe Insecta.  /   HEXAPODA (Hexapod) - Class Insecta.  Allomyrina dichotoma

HEXAPODA (Hexápode) - Classe Insecta. / HEXAPODA (Hexapod) - Class Insecta. Allomyrina dichotoma

Camponotus vagus (Scopoli, 1763) carpenter #ant. #insect--I think I have these bitches in my attic...

Camponotus vagus (Scopoli, carpenter think I have these bitches in my attic.

The long-horned beetle has a face only a coleopterist could love. But the coolest thing about this South American beetle isn’t its horny face. Its body is strikingly beautiful, looking more like a remarkable piece of tribal art or wood carving than a living thing. Unfortunately the long-horned beetle may well be more threatened than threatening: It’s deemed “vulnerable” by the IUCN.

The Long-Horned Beetle has a face only a coleopterist could love. But the coolest thing about this South American beetle isn’t its horny face. Photograph by Mark Moffett

camuflaged eye, praying mantis.

I found this dead praying mantis on my back porch yesterday. Thought the the proportions of its head and neck were quite elegant.