Weird, Bizarre Insects or Spiders

Challenge #21 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's your chance to show us the really weird, bizarre beasties you've found in your photography forays. You may or may not know what they are, and other entrants or viewers might be able to assist. Macro shots welcome. Photos taken outside in the real world are preferred, but for this challenge, you may have had a reason for shooting it indoors. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Scorpion Fly
by RuthC
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I saw this weird one in Western Australia; it was literally swinging in the breeze, waiting for some hapless insect to come along as its next meal.
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Submitted: Sunday, 30th September, 2012 11:48 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 15th October, 2007
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F2.8
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Notes: Hand-held.
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