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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P4159530 Lanternfly Pyrops candelaria
Portrait of a Weevil
Who You Calling Four Eyes
Rainbow Hopper
A Spider With Horns
Salivating Mole Cricket
Ant-like Spider
Green leaf insect
Wonderful breakfast
Indian Leaf Butterfly
Praying Mantis Feast
Dragonfly portrait.
Purple Spider
Apple Sphinx
caterpillarfrom Peru
Special Mixture
"Out of my way!"
Preying Mantis with body which resembles dead leaves  for camouflage
Cone Head Mantis
Rudolph, the red-nosed cicada
Rhingia campestris
Backyard Invader
Weird coloured grasshoppers against the sunset
Vampire Bug
Praying Mantis
let's rock & roll
Aussie Huntsman
Not as cuddly as it looks...
Phalera bucephala
Spinybacked Orbweaver
F14 Grounded
Look Here!Who's Weird
Praying Mantis
What is this ?
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Sample entries
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Scorpion Fly
Wingless Moth
You Tell Me...
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