Unusual Insects or Spiders

Challenge #111 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you an opportunity to showcase some unusual, interesting insects, or arthropods which you've captured on your camera. Let's think beyond honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies etc to some of the more unusual creatures you've found. If you don't know what they are, then another member might know. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Mantis fly
The last samurai
Cross-eyed or Hypnotized?
Dictyopharid Planthopper
Grapevine Hoplia.
cone head mantis
Wolf Spider
Parasitised Figure of Eight Moth Caterpillar
Cecropia Moth Caterpillar
scorpion spider
Leafy Insect
Cicada Portrait
I am sure its in here somewhere.....
Robber Fly.
Strange bug
Asilus crabroniformis
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Metallic Blue Robber Fly
Pelecorynchus Fulvus
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