Strange Insects -If you want to encounter a life-form on Earth which will challenge your views of what it means to thrive in the universe, look no further than the insect class of the animal kingdom. There is a reason that many of the aliens featured in our science fiction literature and films resemble insects. We find them very unusual, because their lives, appearances, and habits are so far removed from our own.

And yet, there are more than 900,000 species of insects known, and likely there are millions more (scientists can only estimate). Insects account for about 80% of the species living on planet Earth. In a very real sense, this planet belongs to them.

Here are 3 of the strangest insects in the World, we at Southern Pest Control hope you find this interesting.


Brazilian Treehopper


What’s going on with this critter? Scientists do not honestly even know. It has a number of peculiar appendages on its back which turn out to be hollow chitin balls. Their purpose? Completely unknown at this point. It is one odd looking insect, and we still have no idea why it looks the way it does.


Flower Mantis


Reach to pick one of these colorful little flowers and you will probably shriek with surprise when you realize that what you really have in your hand is a creepy crawly known as the Flower Mantis. This mantis can come in many different colors and shapes. Some species have what looks like two huge eyes sticking up on top—just more coloration (like you would find on a moth’s wings). You might still find it as a as a flower, if you aren’t a xenophobe—and even more delicate. Orchid mantises are widely considered quite beautiful.


Little Barrier Island Giant Weta


If you are squeamish and not a fan of locusts and the like, you will probably want to steer clear of the Little Barrier Island of New Zealand. Here you can find one of the biggest insects in the world, measuring 3 and a half inches in length and weighing 2.5 ounces. Yes, that is about the size of your hand.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that you found this to be interesting. Remember if you have any unwanted pests or animals please call us at 800 527-9832. We have been helping folks like you in the Gulf Coast area for over 35 years.

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