Ugliness in Nature

Challenge #198 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Yes, I know that this is a human, subjective view of the world, that we see aspects of nature as beautiful or ugly, and not as the animals, birds, insects, plants see themselves. Given that proviso, show us what you consider really, really ugly in nature. Man-made ugliness will be disqualified, and no people, or domestic pets. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size of entry: 1,600 pixels on the longer side. And no, DPR does NOT reduce the sizes of the entries for you. You need to do this yourself or be disqualified!
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Lacewing larvae with debris on back
ventral view of Euplotes (about 100um long)
Wart Hog
sinister heron
Brothers Grimm Reject
Warts and all!
Crab in the sand
Moth Catcher
water snake and pond scum
Stick Insect
Hit with the Ugly Stick
Dead floral
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New Leaves of a Gunnera Plant
Assassin Bug!
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