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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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
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Sample entries
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Scorpion Fly
Wingless Moth
You Tell Me...
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