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These amazing hypnotic eyes belong to a mantisfly – which despite its name and appearance is neither a mantis or a fly but a member of the Neuroptera order and more closely related to lacewings.

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We've rounded up some bizarre and crazy animals you never knew existed. I knew about the goblin shark, the mantis shrimp, the bush viper, the narwhal, and the thorny dragon! What about you? Elli- who the fuck didn't know what a narwhal is

Excuse me while I clean my tarsi.

Bug-eyed Praying Mantis - very intriguing. I like the color of the Mantis' eyes a lot.

Tardigrades aka Water Bears are durable microscopic monsters that are extremophiles

WATER BEARS IN SPACE! The water bear, or TARDIGRADE, is so small it measures in angstroms, not millimeters. The Swedes sent some into space in The tiny critters survived the vacuum of space, the intense cold and radiation for 8 days!

Strawberry spider in French Guiana

"Don't eat that strawberry!"Strawberry spider in French Guiana

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Eupholus magnificus Papua Insects Foundation (Coleoptera/Curculionidae)

Eupholus magnificus Papua Insects Foundation (Coleoptera/Curculionidae) These were some of my favorite bugs! We would catch them and keep them as pets!

The Giant Mesquite Bug is an insect found in Arizona, Baja California Sur, and New Mexico. It is known for its interesting chemical ecology, large size and bright color.

Thasus neocalifornicus looks like a beautiful brooch to me

The Panorpidae are a family of scorpionflies. They are 9–25 mm long. These insects have four membranous wings and threadlike antennae. Their elongated faces terminate with jaws that are used to feed on dead and dying insects, nectar, and rotting fruit. While in larval form, they scavenge by consuming dead insects on the ground

with its stained glass / mosaic wings, Scorpion Fly .Panorpa communis, the common scorpionfly