Puss Moth Caterpillar
With their soft bodies and high protein content, the caterpillars are often very vulnerable. To defend themselves from predators, often resort to scare tactics. Sometimes it is in the form of bright, bold colors, sometimes in the form of mimicry future or act as another, more dangerous insects. The Puss Moth caterpillar chooses mimicry, forming a strange looking “face” that resembles a face scary enough to send vertebrate predators other way.The curious caterpillars are bright green and often have a row of white spots on each side of your body. In the head a couple of “eye spots” black-just above a “mouth open” through which the real head of the caterpillar stands. The effect is surprising, but even more creepy in action: if the track is played in any part of your body, they instantly give the “face” directly to the attacker. Tap elsewhere, and his head is like a Mona Lisa of hell.And if that does not work, you can always spray a mist of formic acid from the two horns on his back.
Devil’s Flower Mantis
One of the major types of praying mantis, Flower Mantis devil is also one of the strangest. And that’s saying when talking about praying mantis. Females of the species can measure up to 5 inches (13 cm) long, and have developed a range of natural colors allowing them to imitate Devil Flower, a type of orchid.Mantids are predators, and hunting style usually involves sitting still until prey comes within reach, and then beat his forearms out at high speed to catch flies, beetles, even, in some cases, the birds. Devil’s Flower Mantis uses color patterns that mimic a flower to attract prey actually within reach.
The image shown here is a model created by Alfred Keller, German sculptor in the 1950s. But do not let that fool is a model of the Brazilian Treehopper is indeed a real bug, and is barely even the strangest member family.Similar sexy treehopper of cicadas, insects treehopper is a species of the family Addams the insect world. Many of them have fun some strange structure on the back, and still not sure what the point of most of them are. In the case of the Brazilian Treehopper, appendages such as chitin hollow ball, and can be for the sole purpose of making it harder to eat.
Dasychira Pudibunda Caterpillar
Also known as Pale lock the pudibunda Dasychira is a moth native to Denmark. Its bright yellow caterpillars are covered in spiky hair patches that resemble porcupine quills, and in the center of your back is another row of tufts of hair, one on each body segment, culminating in a large column of black or brown on the back. From a distance the caterpillar resembles a sponge, but up close, where you can see the double row of jaws, not as tender. Occasionally, Pale Tussock populations will explode, resulting in a carpet of these caterpillars covering the trees. In 1988, a wave of Pale Matas demolished 20 acres of beech forest in Denmark.
Anyone who has seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom should instantly recognize this monstrosity, commonly known as the Giant Prickly Stick Insect. As the largest stick insect known, the tiaratum tiaratum can reach a length of 8 inches (20 cm) and usually is covered with large thorny spikes, which serve as camouflage and two defense armor.Most this insect often tries blend with their surroundings, but if you feel threatened that stand on their hind legs and spread their forelegs, like a scorpion. Interestingly, it also releases a chemical that is intended to scare off predators. For humans, it smells like peanut butter.
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
The Pipevine Swallowtail is a beautiful fluorescent blue butterfly is commonly found in North and Central America. Their larvae, on the other hand, is an armored caterpillar frozen blood-red tinted visor shades eyes and a quadruple row of blunt horns body.The running for their caterpillars live in groups while they are young, but eventually wander your account before entering the pupal stage. They also change color as they grow, changing from red to black, while their horns acquire a bright orange hue. The bright colors are a warning-Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars feed mainly on Pipevine, a poisonous plant, and retain leaves toxins in their bodies.
Most of the time, is the caterpillar of a moth species that seems the strangest, while the moth itself is monotonous and uninteresting. Apparently, the Atlas moth did not get the memo. With a 10-inch (25 cm) wingspan, Atlas moths are believed to be the largest moth species on the planet. They also have a very unique feature, the front tips of the wings almost perfectly resemble a snake’s head about to strike.Nicknamed Cobra moth for obvious reasons, Atlas moths are found in Southeast Asia, where they are grown for its silk.
Tailed Emperor Butterfly Caterpillar
Take a trip to the east coast of Australia around March or April, and you might run into one of these strange creatures. The tail butterfly caterpillar Emperor looks pretty normal from the neck down. His head, however, definitely ensures a place in this list.From a wide forehead and extend four horns shielded extravagant that would be more at home in a dinosaur that none of this millennium. The butterflies lay their eggs in groups, usually in Illawarra Flame trees, and caterpillars aliens emerge sometime around late March.
Spiny Flower Mantis
Another amazing mantis looking, the spiny flower mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi) is, again, a flower mantis, pulling his strange ornamentation of the appearance of a flower. This mantis is very small, only 1.5 inches (38 mm) and is in select locations in South Africa.And like most of the mantis, the spiny flower mantis is a voracious cannibal, and age as more likely to eat other mantis that come your way. Another interesting fact is that the egg sac of the female can be nearly three times larger than their own bodies.
Although this insect looks like the result of a strange genetic experiment Butt A scorprion to a wasp sting, that “stinger” is actually something much more innocuous: genitals.Nevertheless of the fly, which makes it a strange looking creature. Scorpionflies or Mecoptera, can be found throughout the world and have been around since the Mesozoic. In fact, they believe they have been the precursors of most of our modern moths and butterflies, collectively grouped in the order Lepidoptera.