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Real Insects That You Might Not Believe Exist

With more than 30 million types of insect, you would have a hard time numbering all the different bugs. With all that variety comes some of the strangest looking bugs on the planet. Here are a few insects that will make you wonder if Mother Nature was using a little bit too much legalized marijuana.

The Frankenstein Fly:

Frankenstein Fly
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Take the trunk of an elephant, the body of a dragon fly, the tail of a scorpion, the wings of a horse fly and the antennae of a grasshopper and you will have a Scorpion Fly. The name might sound ominous, but it doesn’t sting and is not known to hurt people.

The Caterpillar hated by Indian Jones:

snake caterpillar
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You’ve seen some pretty strange looking caterpillars, now imagine one that looks like a snake. The Elephant-Hawk moth, also known as the snake caterpillar, has a backside that looks like a snake. Caterpillars have been eaten by birds for eons. When a bird sees a snake caterpillar, it decides to find a different meal.

Look at the Pretty Birds:

moth

You might think you are attracting hummingbirds with all those pretty flowers, yet you might be feeding a bug. The Hummingbird moth looks so much like a hummingbird that most cannot even tell the difference. They fly the same way and even have the same coloring.

Is that Really Hair:

Caterpillar

The flannel moth caterpillar might look exactly like a Donald Trump toupee that you could wear for Halloween, but that would be a terrible mistake. This furry caterpillar comes equipped with terrible spines that will fill you with enough venom to make the pain last for half a week.

A Thorny Disposition:

thorn bug

If you have never seen a thorn bug, it is easy to imagine. First off, imagine the thorn of a rose, and then add six legs. Lastly, snap a set of wings under the thorn and you have yourself a thorn bug. The thorn bug love attacking fruit trees and can damage some ornamentals.

When it comes to strange looking bugs, you don’t have to worry about knowing what they are. If you have alien intruders in your home or yard, Green Pest Services can help you eradicate the strangest pests on earth. We are your solution to any pest control problem.