Mother nature has blessed our world with some truly amazing creatures, ourselves included. Among them, insects are without a shred of doubt, the most diverse and adaptable, but also the most numerous beings on the face of the planet. You see, insects come in all shapes and sizes yet some of them are more unusual than others.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll try to take a look at weird insects from around the world, in our quest to find out the strangest insects currently walking the Earth. If you are squeamish, this is your chance to turn back now, because some of the insects on our list appear to be quite alien to our world, almost to the point of being considered disgusting by some.
9Devil’s Flower Mantis
Idolomantis Diabolica, also known as the Devil’s Flower Mantis can grow to be 5 inches long and it is quite a formidable predator. Spending most of its life motionless until prey comes within their reach, the Devil’s Flower Mantis strikes with formidable speed and accuracy whenever smaller insects cross its path. One of the reasons why its hunting strategy is so effective is due to its ability to mimic the Devil’s Flower, a type of orchid that serves as its hunting ground.