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 ?
Invasion of the body snatching fungus
I Spy, With my little...
This bug need an ID
Spiny leaf insects
behind the web
Giant Click Beetle
Sea Spider on soft coral
Master of the Web
Tiny Crab Spider
A scorpio?
Caterpillar in Amazon Jungle
Spiny Orbweaver Spider
Signature Spider
Robber fly.
The Easter Bunny
Praying mantis
Rhinoceros Beetle
Squash Bug
Orange and Hairy
sucking right here
Spider in Web - Myrtle Beach S.C.
oooops........hairy caterpillar
The War Against West Nile Virus as Conducted on My Balcony 2
Black & Yellow - Face to Face
Sentosa Island Butterfly Park
Cicada with huge buffalo horns
What cricket???
Leaf Footed Bug
red insect
Two Inches
Praying Mantis
The Stick
just got out of tight shirts
Walking Backwards
Jerry Springer
Walking Stick
Watch Your Fingers
Larva Contact
On the Glass
Who's eating whom?
Too many eyes for his stomach
Caterpillar's road
Amazon BUG
Master of the Web
Night Guest
Bug Eyes
Huston .... all systems are go
Bird Dropping Spider - Celaenia excavata
Stink Bug
Conenose Beetle
Tiny guest
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Sample entries
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Scorpion Fly
Wingless Moth
You Tell Me...
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